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gentleman's agreement

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An unwritten agreement guaranteed only by the pledged word or secret understanding of the participants.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An agreement made between two parties, not bound by law but by honour

Etymologies

gentleman + 's + agreement (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Friday, Ms. Merkel dropped Germany's demand to extend the maturity dates, saying a looser gentleman's agreement by banks to maintain their lending to Greece would be "a good foundation" for a new Greek aid package.

    Europe Wrangles Over Greece

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