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- (countable) An understanding between entities to follow a specific course of conduct.
- 2013 July 19, Timothy Garton Ash, “Where Dr Pangloss meets Machiavelli”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 6, page 18:
- Hidden behind thickets of acronyms and gorse bushes of detail, a new great game is under way across the globe. […] The current power play consists of an extraordinary range of countries simultaneously sitting down to negotiate big free trade and investment agreements.
- to enter an agreement; the UK and US negotiators nearing agreement; he nodded his agreement.
- (uncountable) A state whereby several parties share a view or opinion; 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.
- (uncountable, law) A legally binding contract enforceable in a court of law.
- (uncountable, linguistics, grammar) 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.
- 1988, Andrew Radford, chapter 6, in Transformational grammar: a first course, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, page 306:
- Having clarified what we mean by ‘Personʼ and ‘Numberʼ, we can now return to our earlier observation that a finite I is inflected not only for Tense, but also for Agreement. More particularly, I inflects for Person and Number, and must ‘agreeʼ with its Subject, in the sense that the Person/Number features of I must match those of the Subject.
- (obsolete, chiefly in the plural) An agreeable quality.
- 1650, John Donne, "Elegie XVII":
- Her nymph-like features such agreements have / That I could venture with her to the grave [...].
- 1650, John Donne, "Elegie XVII":
- (An understanding to follow a course of conduct): concord, convention, covenant, meeting of the minds, pact, treaty; See also Thesaurus:pact
- (A state whereby several parties share a view or opinion): congeniality, concurrence, harmony, accord; See also Thesaurus:agreement
- (A legally binding contract): settlement
- (linguistics, grammar): concord, concordance
- (An agreeable quality): amenity, pleasantness, niceness
- (linguistics, grammar): rection
- (An understanding to follow a course of conduct): conspiracy
- agreement coorporation
- agreement in principle
- Buttonwood Agreement
- collective agreement
- concession agreement
- definitive agreement
- framework 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
understanding to follow a course of conduct
legally binding contract
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Translations to be checked
agreement m (invariable)
- agreement (pact, accord)
- Alternative form of