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"The decision of the Competent Authority of the Board shall be final and binding on the candidate."

Can anyone make me understand what is the meaning of the statement especially the bold part?

I am really having a hard time to understand this.

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    Oxford Dictionaries binding (of an agreement or promise) - involving an obligation that cannot be broken. – FumbleFingers Jan 9 at 12:52
  • Also, when used after the noun, the adjective binding needs to be followed by the preposition on if it introduces those who are subject to the obligation (or, in this case, to the decision). – Gustavson Jan 9 at 13:00
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Binding is an adjective and means OBLIGATORY here.

According to Merriam-Webster's:

binding

 adjective

: imposing an obligation

'Binding on...' is typical for legal texts.

Here's an example from Reverso.context.net:

Its decisions cannot be appealed and are binding on all other courts.

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"The decision of the Competent Authority of the Board shall be final and binding on the candidate."

binding Cambridge Dictionary

not to be avoided or broken:

Thus the candidate must take action, not to delay or avoid its terms and cannot break the terms of the contract.

From Old English, late 14c., "serving to bind," past-participle adjective from bind (v.). Meaning "having power to bind" is from 1610s.

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