- 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.
Origin of unilateral
OTHER WORDS FROM unilateralu·ni·lat·er·al·i·ty [yoo-nuh-lat-uh-ral-i-tee], /ˌyu nəˌlæt əˈræl ɪ ti/, nounu·ni·lat·er·al·ly, adverb
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How to use unilateral in a sentence
Statehood would be a unilateral gift to Democrats in a Senate that is at the moment evenly divided and a House that is within reach for the GOP next year.
“It is my considered judgment that my oath to support and defend the Constitution constrains me from claiming unilateral authority to determine which electoral votes should be counted and which should not,” he wrote.A day for ceremony descends into anarchy on Capitol Hill|Dan Balz|January 7, 2021|Washington Post
Though currently up for renegotiation, the city’s labor pact with the San Diego Police Officers Association restricts the city from taking unilateral budget action in a lot of circumstances.Defund the Police? Here’s What’s Actually Possible in San Diego|Ashly McGlone|December 17, 2020|Voice of San Diego
The scheme is unilateral, meaning Singaporeans who want to travel to those countries are still subject to existing coronavirus travel restrictions.Singapore is desperate to revive tourism and business travel. Here are all the ways it has tried|Naomi Xu Elegant|December 15, 2020|Fortune
The amendment was later repealed when all 50 state governors raised objections to what they perceived as a grant of unilateral power to the president.Can The President Really Order The Military To Occupy US Cities And States?|LGBTQ-Editor|June 3, 2020|No Straight News
Under these circumstances, the kind of unilateral executive action Obama is undertaking will become more and more common.
At the same time, Democrats lost ground, now maintaining unilateral control in just six states, down from 11 before the midterms.
To be clear, unilateral Democratic control is just as problematic as the reverse.
If the president takes unilateral action to legalize millions of people, King said, “it will create a constitutional crisis.”Steve King: GOP Congress Should Keep Repealing Obamacare|Ben Jacobs|October 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He spoke to Putin on June 17 and came away offering a “unilateral cease-fire.”
Your State Department has been distributing judicious hints that a unilateral policy toward Franco will upset the apple cart.The Five Arrows|Allan Chase
The body of the rules of this law can be altered by common consent only, not by a unilateral declaration on the part of one State.
The object of treaties is always an obligation, whether mutual between all the parties or unilateral on the part of one only.
In some cases of unilateral tubal abortion the operator has cleared out the tubal mole and clot, and left the tube.
Picture to yourself the unilateral development, the imminent danger of a spinal curvature.The Valley of Fear|Sir Arthur Conan Doyle