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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bad, inoperative, invalid, nonvalid, nugatory, null, null and void, void


binding, good, valid

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Last March, Disney shareholders voted down a nonbinding endorsement of Mr. Iger’s compensation, a rare snub for the company and for a chief executive... Erich Schwartzel, WSJ, "Disney Cuts Compensation for Robert Iger in Fox Deal," 4 Mar. 2019 Kim’s regime, meanwhile, wants President Donald Trump to sign a peace declaration — a nonbinding document that would formally end the Korean War — before Pyongyang makes any concessions. Alex Ward, Vox, "Why North Korea’s latest nuclear concession isn’t one at all," 8 Oct. 2018 At the company’s annual meeting Thursday, the nonbinding resolution on Mr. Iger’s compensation passed with about 57% of shareholder votes. Erich Schwartzel, WSJ, "Disney Shareholders Support Company in Say-on-Pay Vote," 7 Mar. 2019 Venezuelan citizens living in Miami line up last year to vote in a nonbinding referendum against the Venezuelan government. Washington Post, "As Trump tightens asylum rules, thousands of Venezuelans find a warm welcome in Miami," 18 May 2018 The nonbinding resolution, which will become part of a larger bill on Middle East policy, focuses on the continuing threat from al Qaeda and Islamic State. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "A Senate Warning to Mr. Trump," 31 Jan. 2019 The commission’s recommendations would be nonbinding. Hannah Rodriguez, The Seattle Times, "Tacoma teachers’ strike: Sides ‘far apart’ in state’s 4th-biggest school district," 11 Sep. 2018 One day later, Sater sent a nonbinding letter of intent, signed by Andrey Rozov, a well-to-do Moscow developer, to Cohen. Alex Ward, Vox, "Felix Sater, the spy, criminal, and mafia-linked business executive tied to Trump, explained," 6 Dec. 2018 Meanwhile, racing to respond, administration officials began discussing a far more modest step of asking Congress to eventually vote on a nonbinding resolution for a 10 percent tax cut in the future. Philip Rucker, The Seattle Times, "Officials scramble to make Trump’s false assertions real," 23 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of nonbinding

1918, in the meaning defined above

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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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