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Valiant "Val"iant", a. [OE. valiant, F. vaillant, OF. vaillant, valant, originally p. pr. of OF. & F. valoir to be worth, L. valere to be strong. See , and cf. , , , , .] 1. Vigorous in body; strong; powerful; as, a valiant fencer. [Obs.] -Walton.
2. Intrepid in danger; courageous; brave.
A valiant and most expert gentleman. -Shak.
And Saul said to David . . . be thou valiant for me, and fight the Lord's battles. -1 Sam. xviii. 17.
3. Performed with valor or bravery; heroic. ``Thou bearest the highest name for valiant acts.'' -Milton.
[The saints] have made such valiant confessions. -J. H. Newman. - {Val"iant*ly}, adv. - {Val"iant*ness}, .
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