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unilateral

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adjective uni·lat·er·al \ˌyü-ni-ˈla-tə-rəl, -ˈla-trəl\

Simple Definition of unilateral

  • : involving only one group or country

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of unilateral

  1. 1 a :  done or undertaken by one person or party b :  of, relating to, or affecting one side of a subject :  one-sided c :  constituting or relating to a contract or engagement by which an express obligation to do or forbear is imposed on only one party

  2. 2 a :  having parts arranged on one side <a unilateral raceme> b :  occurring on, performed on, or affecting one side of the body or one of its parts <unilateral exophthalmos>

  3. 3 :  unilineal

  4. 4 :  having only one side

unilaterally adverb

Examples of unilateral in a sentence

  1. Our country is prepared to take unilateral action.



1802

First Known Use of unilateral

1802


Medical Dictionary

unilateral

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adjective uni·lat·er·al \ˌyü-ni-ˈlat-ə-rəl, -ˈla-trəl\

Medical Definition of unilateral

  1. :  occurring on, performed on, or affecting one side of the body or one of its parts <unilateral exophthalmos>

unilaterally \-ē\play adverb



Law Dictionary

unilateral

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adjective uni·lat·er·al \ˌyü-nə-ˈla-tə-rəl\

Legal Definition of unilateral

  1. 1 :  done or undertaken by one party <a unilateral mistake as to the terms>

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or affecting one side of a subject

  3. 3 :  containing a promise to perform made by only one party especially because the other has already performed (as by paying an amount) <an option contract is unilateral>

unilaterally adverb




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