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- adj. Of or pertaining to a recommendation
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Serving to recommend; recommending; commendatory.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Serving to recommend; recommending.
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Among other ideas, Justice Roberts suggested in passing that Congress "could restrict the Board's enforcement powers, so that it would be a purely recommendatory panel."
Even with “recommendatory” amendments, victory was no sure thing.
Finally, the delegates once again went into a committee of the whole to go over the list of “recommendatory” amendments, which it then presented to the convention.
John Lansing explained that the Antifederalist/Republican delegates charged with arranging the proposed amendments had categorized some as explanatory, others conditional, and the rest “recommendatory.”
Madison himself wrote Hamilton that many of the “recommendatory alterations” were “highly objectionable,” above all “an article prohibiting direct taxes where effectual laws shall be passed by the States for the purpose.”
As Henry fully understood, “recommendatory” amendments were binding on nobody.
Hancock “came forward in full support of adopting the Constitution” and presented the “recommendatory amendments,” which the “Old Patriot,” Samuel Adams, “seconded warmly.”
Then Hamilton proposed still another form of ratification without conditions but with a number of “recommendatory & explanatory” amendments.
The commission shall render a recommendatory award, which the parties shall consider in good faith.
Those recommendatory verses with which thou didst grace the Lives of Dr. Donne and others of thy friends, redound more to the praise of thy kind heart than thy fancy.