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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.
See also: binding
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More often than not, parties will want, at least, certain provisions of a MOU to be legally binding, but not all, hence it is important that the parties pay attention and make it clear which terms of a MOU are to be binding and which are not.
So it is not a treaty - and therefore not legally binding.
Also, if this referendum is not legally binding, what about the referendum that took us into the Common Market in 1975?
Some would argue that Parties will not be accountable for their mitigation targets unless they are legally binding. Others would say that this is not the case, given that there are plenty of examples, both within and outside the climate world, of non-compliance with legally binding commitments and "compliance" with non-legally binding ones.
But Downing Street said that registering the agreement with the UN "put beyond doubt the fact that it is legally binding and irreversible in international law", while the Government's senior law officer, Attorney General Jeremy Wright, insisted the ECJ "must take it into account".
The Paris accord stepped away from requiring emission reductions to be legally binding, instead placing responsibility at the local level for reducing emissions through discretionary contributions.
However, this was conditional on all major emitters adopting legally binding targets.
BRUSSELS, Dec 12 (KUNA) -- The European Union said Saturday the 28-member bloc has played a key role in brokering today's historic agreement in Paris, where 195 countries adopted the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate deal.
DURBAN (COP17) Agreement on future legally binding climate treaty--the first to include China, India and the US to be decided by 2015 2011
RIGA (Reuters) - World leaders are "quite close" to reaching a deal to fight climate change when they meet in Paris from Monday, Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis, Europe's first Green party head of state, said, adding any deal should be legally binding.
In preparation for key UNFF meetings in 2015; American Forests and our partners will continue to provide input on the country's existing international commitments on forests, both legally binding and non-legally binding, in order to raise the visibility of forest issues globally, as well as to improve efficiencies and strengthen stakeholder engagement.
CWU deputy general secretary Dave Ward said: "The agreement breaks new ground in the UK by incorporating extensive legally binding protections for employees alongside a commitment to improve industrial stability."
Earlier, an alliance of 17 US and Canadian brands and retailers had launched a five-year agreement as an alternative to a legally binding accord following the Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh in April which claimed more than 1,000 lives.
2 April 2013 - Swedish telecommunications group Tele2 AB (STO:TEL2 B) on Tuesday said its agreement to sell the Russian mobile unit to Bank VTB OAO (MCX:VTBR) is legally binding and was made in full awareness of the available strategic options for the business.
RAJESH MISHRA DOHA A STRONG legally binding agreement must be reached at COP 18 to protect small island states, spread over the Caribbean, the Pacific and the Atlantic, from the adverse impact of climate change, an environmental expert from the University of Yale Marissa Knodel has said.