legal constraint

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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.
He said that without any legal constraint, delay of even one day would not be tolerated.
But without a legal constraint to back them, what can they do?
Covert or remote collections appear to face less legal constraint in the GCC than in other jurisdictions; however, this is somewhat undermined by poor network connectivity and the tendency of employees to take their laptops home for personal use.
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.
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.
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.