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Definition of agreement



agreement (countable and uncountable; plural agreements)

  1. (countable) An understanding between individuals to follow a specific course of conduct, such as an agreement to commit a crime (a conspiracy).
  2. (uncountable) A state whereby two parties share a view or opinion.

    The UK and US negotiators nearing agreement.

  3. (countable) An expression or indication that an agreement has been reached.

    He nodded his agreement

  4. (law, countable) A legally binding contract enforceable in a court of law.
  5. (linguistics, uncountable) Rules that exist in many languages that force some parts of a sentence to be used or inflected differently depending on certain attributes of other parts.
  6. (uncountable) The state of not contradicting one another.

    The results of my experiment are in agreement with those of Michelson and with the law of General Relativity.

Derived terms

  • agreement coorporation
  • agreement in principle
  • Buttonwood Agreement
  • collective agreement
  • concession agreement
  • gentleman's agreement
  • heads of agreement
  • in agreement
  • interest rate agreement
  • knock-for-knock agreement
  • letter agreement
  • margin agreement
  • Multilateral Agreement
  • nondisclosure agreement
  • option agreement
  • partnership agreement
  • prenuptial agreement
  • purchase agreement
  • sales agreement
  • Schengen Agreement
  • security agreement
  • service level agreement
  • single union agreement
  • Smithsonian Agreement
  • standby agreement
  • standstill agreement
  • strike an agreement with
  • subordination agreement
  • subscription agreement
  • throughput agreement
  • tolling agreement
  • tripartite agreement
  • underwriting agreement
  • working agreement

Related terms

  • agreed
  • agreed upon
  • agreeance

See also


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