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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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It was expressed by Secretary Cayetano in a couple of interviews that the Philippine preference is for a legally binding code of conduct, but more than that the code of conduct has to be effective,' Bolivar said.
Regulators note that currently the legally binding transparency requirements are most detailed for gas transmission systems.
The UN secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon urged all countries to formally sign the agreement to start tackling climate change and step up work toward a legally binding treaty this year.
Therefore, we have got to drive forward as hard as we can towards both a legally binding treaty and that ambition," he said.
During the previous NPT review conference in 2000, participants agreed on the importance of legally binding negative security assurances in the wake of strong demands by non-nuclear states, thus paving the way for formulating an international treaty.
If the board wants to make amends, it can start by making an iron-clad commitment - in writing, and legally binding - spelling out exactly how the bond proceeds will be spent, and holding themselves accountable.
The solution's result is legally binding signatures that can be applied to documents using the browser from any PC or the telephone.
It would be a precedent-setting shift for the United States to endorse legally binding target levels that could take effect within a few years.
The technology helps customers identify themselves in a personal or business capacity, represent their level of authority on behalf of businesses, commit to legally binding contracts, verify the integrity of a signer or a signed document, and automate the distribution of the signed business document.
Similarly, on 3 December, the Commission made legally binding commitments taken by GDF Suez to reduce, over the next 25 years, its long-term reservations on French gas import infrastructure capacity to under 50% by 1 October 2014.
The ruling prevents the city from further attempts to stop the legally binding Consent Decree from taking effect.
Hundreds of millions of people have shown their support for a strong, legally binding outcome, through actions in person and online.