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precatory

adj. referring to a wish or advisory suggestion which does not have the force of a demand or a request which under the law must be obeyed. Thus "precatory words" in a will or trust would express a "hope that my daughter will keep the house in the family," but do not absolutely prevent her from selling it.

precatory

adjective advisory, appealing, asking, entreating, expressing entreaty, imploratory, importunate, pleading, suggesting, suggestive
Associated concepts: precatory words
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280) Doing so might in the end affect only the framing of such policies; the agency might respond with a policy framed in more precatory terms, describing enforcement as a low priority rather than a definite guarantee.
As mentioned above, it would not have suitability to talk about payment through precatory due to debt contracted in court for the unlawful act committed in the exercise of the Postal Bank.
In December 2012, the IAEA will hold a ministerial conference on nuclear safety in Fukushima, Japan, and at that time, the representatives of the Member States should discard the precatory language of the IAEA Draft Action Plan, determine precise regulatory goals, and create an in dependent international regulatory body to oversee all plants worldwide under the proposed Fukushima Convention.
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176) Instead, administrative and judicial decision makers currently decide that certain rules are merely precatory, or that transgressions of other rules are to be forgiven if the transgressions are "minor" or "insubstantial" or not the "fault" of the voter.
Graham O'Donoghue, Precatory Executive Statements and Permissible Judicial Responses in the Context of Holocaust-Claims Litigation, 106 COLUM.
94) While some laws express eco-centric concerns, they are often stated in introductory or precatory language, not at the enforceable substantive center of the enactments.
Viewed in conjunction with the precatory statement that Country-Wide "may consider this letter as formal claim *** of our intention ***", thereby implying that it need not consider the letter as a "formal claim", the letter did not adequately comport with CPLR 7503(c).
Note that the language in this article is not precatory, but imperative.
Shareholder proposals, despite the fact that they are precatory and therefore not legally binding on boards, nonetheless have had huge impact on board decision making and the general direction of board-shareholder relations.