nonbinding

adjective
non·bind·ing | \ˌnän-ˈbīn-diŋ \

Definition of nonbinding 

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

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Synonyms & Antonyms for nonbinding

Synonyms

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

Antonyms

binding, good, valid

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The Paris accord, reached by 195 countries, seeks to avoid some of the worst effects of climate change by curbing global greenhouse gas emissions via individual, nonbinding national plans. Nicole Winfield, chicagotribune.com, "Pope warns climate change turning Earth into desert, garbage," 6 July 2018 The Paris accord, reached by 195 countries, seeks to avoid some of the worst effects of climate change by curbing global greenhouse gas emissions via individual, nonbinding national plans. Nicole Winfield, Fox News, "Pope warns climate change turning Earth into desert, garbage," 6 July 2018 But just to throw another roadblock in his way, Mayor Rahm had the aldermen place three nonbinding questions on November's ballot. Ben Joravsky, Chicago Reader, "News / Politics Rahm makes a joke out of Quinn's term-limit push, but voters could have last laugh," 3 July 2018 The nonbinding vote marked the first time the Senate went on the record over tariffs that have hit aluminum and steelmakers in Canada, Mexico and the European Union and potentially threaten overseas auto makers as well. Vivian Salama, WSJ, "Senate Takes Symbolic Step to Assert Power on Trade," 11 July 2018 The vote was symbolic: The nonbinding resolution carries with it no mechanism to make the president stand down. Tory Newmyer, Washington Post, "The Finance 202: Senate rebuke of Trump tariffs won't actually change anything," 12 July 2018 On Monday the Senate passed a nonbinding resolution designed to give Congress more influence over trade penalties imposed in the name of national security. CBS News, "Paul Ryan criticizes Trump's China tariffs, saying they aren't "the right way to go"," 11 July 2018 The Senate has passed a modest, nonbinding resolution designed to give Congress more say about trade penalties imposed in the name of national security. Kevin Freking, chicagotribune.com, "Senate voices protest over Trump's aluminum, steel tariffs," 11 July 2018 In a sign of bipartisan trade frustration, the Senate voted 88-11 Wednesday for a nonbinding resolution that calls on the White House to seek congressional approval before issuing tariffs in the interest of national security. Jim Puzzanghera, latimes.com, "After Trump's new tariff threat, China may either have to blink or widen the trade war," 11 July 2018

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1918, in the meaning defined above

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nonbinding

adjective
non·bind·ing | \ˌnän-ˈbīn-diŋ\

Legal Definition of nonbinding 

: not binding a nonbinding referendum

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