Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Multilateral \Mul`ti*lat"er*al\, a. [Multi- + lateral.] Having many sides; many-sided.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
a. 1 Having many sides or points of view. 2 Involving more than one party (often used in politics to refer to negotiations, talks, or proceedings involving several nations).
Multilateral may refer to:
- Flea flicker (American football)
Usage examples of "multilateral".
This brings up a final concern of all the Europeans, which is that the United States will decide unilaterally on regime change but will then try to make reconstruction a multilateral project to spread the costs.
Containment is the multilateral approach that the international community embraced after the Gulf War to deal with the threat of Saddam Hussein and his pursuit of weapons of mass destruction and hegemony in the Persian Gulf region.
Security Council itself because multilateral sanctions are always more effective than unilateral sanctions, and sanctions decreed by the United Nations tend to be the most effective of all.
United States made a good-faith effort to try to handle the problem of Saddam Hussein and his pursuit of weapons of mass destruction through multilateral containment.
Why would the United States, or any other country, turn to the United Nations for a multilateral solution to another difficult security problem after the experience of Iraq?
Ideally, a revised sanctions regime would be mandated by the Security Council itself because multilateral sanctions are always more effective than unilateral sanctions, and sanctions decreed by the United Nations tend to be the most effective of all.
United States in the WTO, and they would likely win it easily--and we might face multilateral sanctions in return.
The United States made a good-faith effort to try to handle the problem of Saddam Hussein and his pursuit of weapons of mass destruction through multilateral containment.
Jordan - increased their unhealthy reliance on multilateral loans and foreign aid.
The United Nations - and the acronym soup of multilateral development banks, aid agencies and non-governmental organizations that descended on the region - failed to come up with a coherent plan for endowing Kosovo with a sustainable economy.
A military confrontation with any such nations, whether multilateral or unilateral, will require similar, major commitments.
He rarely saw conflicts in black and white, tried to avoid demonizing adversaries, and always looked for negotiated solutions first, preferably in a multilateral context.
The only bright spot on the world horizon in January was the White House signing of a NATO partnership with the Baltic nations, which was designed to formalize our security relationship and reassure them that the ultimate goal of all the NATO nations, including the United States, was the full integration of Estonia, Lithuania, and Latvia into NATO and other multilateral institutions.
There are several multilateral institutions in which such issues should be addressed.
The Financial Action Task Force, a multilateral government organization dedicated to standard setting, focused on money laundering, particularly as it related to crimes such as drug trafficking and large-scale fraud that involved vast amounts of illegally procured money.