legal constraint

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The nonprofit manufacturer, which has a legal constraint that it cannot distribute earnings, will pursue a cost-plus strategy, generating enough revenue to cover costs and maintain a limited surplus for financial viability rather than profit maximization.
"We have to recognise this legal constraint but no-one should be in any doubt about our proven commitment to bringing women forward in all areas of public life."
"But without a legal constraint to back them, what can they do?
As a result, it now appears the only legal constraint on warming for the next eight years will be the inadequate reductions in emissions that more than 150 nations agreed to at Kyoto 15 years ago.
Legal constraint was one ( reason) we couldn't start the proceedings against government earlier than six months after the notice.
Although apparently not as efficient as halogenated materials and suffering from other ills (e.g., absorption and retention of humidity), they do meet the legal constraint. Close cooperation between user and board manufacturer makes sense as the choice of alloy will affect the properties of the board.
There is no avoiding some sort of legal constraint on food and drug sales, unless we want a modern version of the 19th-century free-for-all that poured mislabeled opium and disguised wood chips down the gullets of the ignorant.
(1) Unusually by OECD standards, the local tax base is earned income rather than property, although there is no legal constraint on other local taxes (for example, a local authority could, if it wished impose a tax on automobiles).
Furthermore, member states wanted to move it to the recital (explanation of an article), in order to remove its legal constraint. For MEPs, however, the adoption of this amendment has become political.
"Member states do not want to have any legal constraint, they cannot accept that there is something that forces their hand in terms of communication.
Contemporary manuals of chivalry comment explicitly on this tension between aristocratic liberty and legal constraint. Ferne's The Blazon of Gentrie thus includes a debate between a knight, devoted to "mercye, compassion, and curtesie," and a civil lawyer - a debate that hinges on the relative worth of the old armigerous nobility and the "new men" controlling the Tudor bureaucracy;(26) one glimpses the social frictions underlying this clash in Ferne's remark that the English "have peculiar customes and lawes (or rather in this behalfe, common errors) which for that favor they beare to the common and rude people .
He said that without any legal constraint, delay of even one day would not be tolerated.