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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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 Earlier this month, Quinn said a federal court ruling from 1982 clearly states the three-question limit only counts nonbinding referendums, not constitutionally protected binding ones like his term-limit proposal. John Byrne, chicagotribune.com, "City Council ballot questions might block Quinn from trying to set two-term limit for Emanuel," 26 June 2018 For years, the Five Star Movement promulgated euro-skepticism, and initially promised a nonbinding referendum on the euro. New York Times, "Why Italy’s Political Turmoil Is Causing Financial Angst Elsewhere," 29 May 2018 Trump’s performance was so bad, in fact, that the administration received widespread, bipartisan condemnation for it, and even official congressional action in the form of a nonbinding resolution to rebuke it. Alex Ward, Vox, "The five main takeaways from Trump’s disastrous Russia week.," 20 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, 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

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First Known Use of nonbinding

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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