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adjective as in concerned with one side

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In practice, just as the decision to enter was regarded as a unilateral right by the United States, articulated in policy like the Eisenhower doctrine, so was the decision to withdraw — even if that left Afghanistan to the brutal Taliban.

He said her unilateral overreach would leave a scar on the House’s integrity.

Even if your employer thought less visibility and a less challenging position would mean less strain on your mental health, that’s not the employer’s unilateral call to make.

Take New Hampshire, where state law gives Secretary of State Bill Gardner unilateral power to move the primary date as necessary to protect the state’s distinction of hosting the cycle’s first presidential primary.

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.

From Time

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.”

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 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.


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On this page you'll find 5 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to unilateral, such as: one-sided, and independent.

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