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 Even before the 2021 climate bill became law, former Governor Deval Patrick signed a nonbinding executive order in 2014 calling for the formation of such a body. Dharna Noor,, 29 July 2022 Atop the list are the early nonbinding agreements teams make with players as young as 12. Los Angeles Times, 25 July 2022 On Wednesday, the Senate voted overwhelmingly on a nonbinding measure to recommend that the research and development corporate tax incentive be included in a bill aimed at keeping the U.S. economy competitive with China’s. Washington Post, 10 May 2022 The commission, created in 1998 under the International Religious Freedom Act, makes nonbinding policy recommendations to the administration and Congress. The Salt Lake Tribune, 25 Apr. 2022 The owners will begin three days of meetings on Tuesday in Orlando, Fla., and must find a way to re-engage a union that rejected the idea of a nonbinding federal mediator last week. New York Times, 7 Feb. 2022 The case resulted in a 2005 consent decree that required the company to promote diversity in its workforce but was largely nonbinding. Meredith Blakestaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 19 Apr. 2022 Ken Paxton, the attorney general of Texas, had issued a nonbinding legal opinion classifying gender-affirming medical care for trans children as child abuse. Rachel Monroe, The New Yorker, 9 Mar. 2022 Last month, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued a nonbinding legal opinion declaring gender-affirming medical care for minors child abuse under state law. NBC News, 9 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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11 Aug 2022

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“Nonbinding.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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non·​bind·​ing | \ ˌnän-ˈbīn-diŋ \

Legal Definition of nonbinding

: not binding a nonbinding referendum


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