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Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Valor


VAL'OR, noun [Latin valor valeo, to be strong, to be worth.]

Strength of mind in regard to danger; that quality which enables a man to encounter danger with firmness; personal bravery; courage; intrepidity; prowess.

When valor preys on reason, it eats the sword it fights with.

For contemplation he and valor form'd.

Ad valorem, in commerce, according to the value; as an ad valorem duty.