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legally binding

adjective compulsory, controlled for, controlling, effective, enforceable, final, fully executed, governing, has legal effect, has legal force, imperative, in effect, legally adopted, legally committed, legally compelled, legitimate, mandatory, necessary, obligated for, obligatory, operative, prescribed, required, signed, valid, validated
Associated concepts: contracts, instrument, marriage
See also: valid
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As the UAE Civil Code does not define what the "essential" elements of a contract are, there is a risk that where the parties have, in principle, agreed on a number of elements that they regard as "essential", the parties could unintentionally find themselves legally bound to all the terms of a MOU, unless they expressly state which terms are not legally binding as between themselves.
These include closing the sale of Uniper for EUR3.8 billion on 26 June, reaching a legally binding agreement for the planned integration of innogy on 18 July and raising its future stake in innogy after the takeover offer to 86.2% from 76.8% on 25 July.
Professor Jackie Jones is a leading voice in international pressure to introduce a legally binding UN Treaty to combat violence against women.
The question of whether the deal that broke the deadlock in Brexit talks is legally binding has been the subject of much discussion since the agreement was announced on December 8.
European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas later confirmed the joint report published last week by Davis and EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier was "not legally binding" until it is incorporated in a formal Article 50 Withdrawal Agreement, expected in the autumn.
Responding, Mrs May's spokesman told a regular Westminster briefing: "The agreement reached is a political agreement but it will move forward into a Withdrawal Agreement that is legally binding.
Results: My analysis found that the scope of the right to health in international law includes an express right to T&CM and practices like naturopathy and WHM, but it is not a legally binding right.
His assertion that the result of the Brexit referendum is not legally binding, and must be ratified by Parliament, is nothing more than sour grapes!
* The second feature is that the agreement is to have some type of "legal force." This does not necessarily mean that the outcome must be a fully legally binding instrument.
Tories row over EU reform deal DIVISIONS at the top of the Conservative Party over Europe were laid bare as senior ministers clashed over whether the reform deal secured by David Cameron will be legally binding on European courts.
Then came the 2009 Copenhagen Accord that saw developed countries and the largest developing countries agree to reduce emissions, but not in a legally binding agreement.
The problem arises because the EU failed to achieve its core objective, namely that the Paris agreement should adopt "CO2 mitigation commitments that are legally binding on all parties".