Etymology
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unilateral (adj.)

1802, from Modern Latin unilateralis, from unum, neuter of unus "one" (from PIE root *oi-no- "one, unique") + latus (genitive lateralis) "the side, flank of humans or animals, lateral surface," a word of uncertain origin. Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832) may have been the first to use it in the legal sense of "made or entered into by one party." Related: Unilaterally. 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]

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Definitions of unilateral

unilateral (adj.)
involving only one part or side;
a unilateral decision
unilateral paralysis
Synonyms: one-sided
unilateral (adj.)
tracing descent from either the paternal or the maternal line only;
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