- pertaining to a contract that can be formed only when the party to whom an offer is made renders the performance for which the offeror bargains.
- pertaining to a contract in which obligation rests on only one party, as a binding promise to make a gift.
- unilateral anesthesia,
- unilateral declaration of independence,
- unilateral hemianopsia,
- unilateral hermaphroditism,
- unilateral neglect
Origin of unilateral
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Under these circumstances, the kind of unilateral executive action Obama is undertaking will become more and more common.
To be clear, unilateral Democratic control is just as problematic as the reverse.
He spoke to Putin on June 17 and came away offering a “unilateral cease-fire.”
But my unilateral declaration of an end to the kulturkampf was depressingly naive.
Unilateral implementation of certain aspects of the Dream Act never passed by Congress?The ‘Defining Issue of Our Time’ Is Obama’s Constitutional Excesses|Ron Christie|January 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As a rule, both sides of the tongue are involved; exceptionally, the affection is unilateral.
These checks from degeneracy in arrest of development are apt to affect most obviously the unilateral development of the face.Degeneracy|Eugene S. Talbot
"I think it's the damnedest, trickiest, most unilateral piece of legalistics I've ever seen," Kennon said bluntly.The Lani People|J. F. Bone
Moreover, the tropic action of unilateral light may become nastic by internal diffusion of excitation.
The response to unilateral stimulation of the tip of the seedling.
1802, from Modern Latin unilateralis, from unum, neuter of unus "one" (see one) + latus (genitive lateralis) "side" (see oblate (n.)). Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) may have been the first to use it in the legal sense of "made or entered into by one party." Unilateral disarmament is recorded from 1929.
It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism, while the wolf remains of a different opinion. [William Ralph Inge, "Outspoken Essays," 1919]