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legally binding

Requiring or establishing a legal obligation. I thought it was just a simple petition, not a legally binding contract. Your response is legally binding, so be very careful what you say.
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Bolivar said the three countries' call for the Asean and China to come up with a legally binding code of conduct only reflected Asean's joint communique.
Questions asked in the consultation include whether existing legally binding and soon-to-be legally binding transparency requirements for transmission, LNG and storage satisfy market participants' needs.
Asked if it was a problem that the deal contains no timetable for turning the accord into a legally binding treaty, Mr Miliband said: "I wish there had been a timetable.
11, 2001, the Bush administration began raising concerns that making the assurances legally binding under an international pact could block it from effectively dealing with chemical and biological attacks carried out by terrorists and rogue states.
In November 2008, the Commission made legally binding commitments offered by E.
Newspaper headlines indicate the lack of clarity around what this means - legally binding but not fully complete; politically binding (whatever that might mean); or an outright delay.
It is also intended to provide a coherent, transparent and participatory global framework for policy implementation, co-ordination and development, and to carry out principal functions, based on the Rio Declaration, the Forest Principles, chapter 11 of Agenda 21 and the outcomes of the UN's forest conservation declarations, in a manner consistent with and complementary to existing international legally binding instruments relevant to forests.
Summary: Agreement on a deal to form the basis of a legally binding climate treaty is "within reach," UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon has said.