the weight of merchandise itself plus that of its immediate wrapping material but not of the outside shipping container: used especially in some Latin American countries for the purpose of assessing import duties.
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How to use legal weight in a sentence
While the creation of PopVote is an interesting development that caught Beijing off guard, it bears no legal weight.Massive Hong Kong Protest Calls for More Democracy | Brendon Hong | July 1, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It remains to be seen whether this has legal weight or not.
Before it is passed into law, the call for a moratorium has no legal weight and judges are simply free to ignore it.
And a mere protest of a third Power is of no legal weight either.International Law. A Treatise. Volume I (of 2) | Lassa Francis Oppenheim