non·​bind·​ing | \ ˌnän-ˈbīn-diŋ How to pronounce nonbinding (audio) \

Definition of nonbinding

: having no legal or binding force : not binding a nonbinding agreement

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Recent Examples on the Web The Utah Legislature passed a nonbinding resolution opining that school districts shouldn’t teach the subject — nebulous though its definition may be — during a special session last week. Andy Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 27 May 2021 Congress voted in a nonbinding resolution to recognize the killings as genocide in 2019. James Hookway, WSJ, 24 Apr. 2021 After decades of struggle, backers of the Armenian effort say the atmosphere around the issue is changing, pointing to Congress’ recognition of the genocide in a nonbinding resolution in 2019 and the devolving relationship between the two countries. Jennifer Haberkorn, Los Angeles Times, 22 Apr. 2021 The regulator denied their request last week, meaning shareholders will get the opportunity to vote on the nonbinding resolution at the company’s annual meeting later this year. Bloomberg Wire, Dallas News, 15 Apr. 2021 Four restaurants applied for the license and the city’s Downtown Alcoholic Beverage License Committee, which makes a nonbinding recommendation to the City Council, heard their presentations late last month. Amy Lavalley,, 15 Apr. 2021 The State Senate in Kansas, where the majority of members are Republicans, passed a nonbinding resolution demanding that the governor revise a vaccination plan that prioritized those in prisons. New York Times, 29 Mar. 2021 Bainum, the chairman of Choice Hotels International, initially had a nonbinding agreement to form a nonprofit to buy Baltimore Sun Media for $65 million as part of Alden's deal for Tribune. Tali Arbel, ajc, 29 Mar. 2021 After Alden’s initial $14.25 per share bid for the company in December, an unidentified bidder submitted a nonbinding proposal to buy Tribune Publishing for $15 a share on Jan. 13. Christopher Dinsmore,, 24 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of nonbinding

1918, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonbinding was in 1918

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31 May 2021

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“Nonbinding.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of nonbinding

law : not officially requiring that you do something : not able to be enforced by law


non·​bind·​ing | \ ˌnän-ˈbīn-diŋ \

Legal Definition of nonbinding

: not binding a nonbinding referendum

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