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Definition of Agreement

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pact, accord; consent, concurrence; unanimity
Agreement Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Agreement Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
The language, oral or written, embodying reciprocal promises.
State of agreeing; harmony of opinion, statement, action, or character; concurrence; concord; conformity; as, a good agreement subsists among the members of the council.
Concord or correspondence of one word with another in gender, number, case, or person.
A concurrence in an engagement that something shall be done or omitted; an exchange of promises; mutual understanding, arrangement, or stipulation; a contract.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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\a*gree"ment\ (&?;), n. [cf. f. agrément.]
1. state of agreeing; harmony of opinion, statement, action, or character; concurrence; concord; conformity; as, a good agreement subsists among the members of the council. what agreement hath the temple of god with idols ? vi. 16. expansion and duration have this further agreement.
2. (gram.) concord or correspondence of one word with another in gender, number, case, or person.
3. (law) (a) a concurrence in an engagement that something shall be done or omitted; an exchange of promises; mutual understanding, arrangement, or stipulation; a contract. (b) the language, oral or written, embodying reciprocal promises. brande & c.

  similar words(9) 

 licensing agreement 
 in agreement 
 collective agreement 
 written agreement 
 hire purchase agreement 
 labor agreement 
 gentlemen`s agreement 
 working agreement 
 hire and purchase agreement 
English Phonetics
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Cydfod = n. co-existence; concord, or agreement
Dyscymod = n. agreement
Rhagammod = n. previous agreement
WordNet 2.0

1. the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises; "they had an agreement that they would not interfere in each other's business"; "there was an understanding between management and the workers"
(synonym) understanding
(hypernym) statement
(hyponym) conspiracy, confederacy
(part-meronym) condition, term
(derivation) agree
2. compatibility of observations; "there was no agreement between theory and measurement"; "the results of two tests were in correspondence"
(synonym) correspondence
(hypernym) compatibility
(hyponym) conformity, conformance
(derivation) match, fit, correspond, check, jibe, gibe, tally, agree
3. harmony of people's opinions or actions or characters; "the two parties were in agreement"
(synonym) accord
(antonym) disagreement, dissension, dissonance
(hypernym) harmony, concord, concordance
(hyponym) community, community of interests
(derivation) agree
4. the thing arranged or agreed to; "they made arrangements to meet in Chicago"
(synonym) arrangement
(hypernym) planning, preparation, provision
(hyponym) collusion
5. the determination of grammatical inflection on the basis of word relations
(synonym) concord
(hypernym) grammatical relation
(hyponym) number agreement
(derivation) agree
6. the verbal act of agreeing
(antonym) disagreement
(hypernym) speech act
(hyponym) assent, acquiescence
(derivation) agree
Agreement Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dictionary of Real Estate Terms
A meeting of minds.
Agreement Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Agreement may refer to:
  • Agreement (linguistics) or concord, a change in the form of a word depending on grammatical features of another word
  • Gentlemen's agreement, not enforceable by law
  • Contract, enforceable in a court of law
  • Reliability (statistics) in the sense of, for example, inter-rater agreement
  • A pact, convention, or treaty between nations, sub-national entities, organizations, corporations
  • Consensus
  • Agreement, a 1978 book of poetry by Peter Seaton

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Agreement Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
The 'Lectric Law Library
An understanding or consent between two or more parties regarding their respective rights and obligations with respect to a specific subject or thing.

The consent of two or more persons concurring, respecting the transmission of some property, right or benefit, with a view of contracting an obligation. It will be proper to consider, 1, the requisites of an agreement; 2, the kinds of agreements; 3, how they are annulled.

To render an agreement complete six things must concur; there must be, 1, a person able to contract; 2, a person able to be contracted with; 3, a thing to be contracted for; 4, a lawful consideration, or quid pro quo; 5, words to express the agreement; 6, the assent of the contracting parties.

2. As to their form, agreements are of two kinds; 1, by parol, or, in writing, as contradistinguished from specialties; 2, by specialty, or under seal. In relation to their performance, agreements are executed or executory. An agreement is said to be executed when two or more persons make over their respective rights in a thing to one another, and thereby change the property therein, either presently and at once, or at a future time, upon some event that shall give it full effect, without either party trusting to the other; as where things are bought, paid for and delivered. Executory agreements, in the ordinary acceptation of the term, are such contracts as rest on articles, memorandums, parol promises, or undertakings, and the like, to be performed in future, or which are entered into preparatory to more solemn and formal alienations of property. on Cont. Agreements are also conditional and unconditional. They are conditional when some condition must be fulfilled before they can have full effect; they are unconditional when there is no condition attached;

3. Agreements are annulled or rendered of no effect, first, by the acts of the parties, as, by payment; release - accord and satisfaction; rescission, which is express or implied; defeasance; by novation: secondly, by the acts of the law, as, confusion; merger; lapse of time; death, as when a man who has bound himself to teach an apprentice, dies; extinction of the thing which is the subject of the contract, as, when the agreement is to deliver a certain horse and before the time of delivery he dies.

The writing or instrument containing an agreement is also called an agreement, and sometimes articles of agreement.

It is proper, to remark that there is much difference between an agreement and articles of agreement which are only evidence of it. From the moment that the parties have given their consent, the agreement or contract is formed, and, whether it can be proved or not, it has not less the quality to bind both contracting parties. A want of proof does not make it null, because that proof may be supplied aliunde, and the moment it is obtained, the contract may be-enforced.

Again, the agreement may be null, as when it was obtained by fraud, duress, and the like; and the articles of agreement may be good, as far as the form is concerned.

This entry contains material from Bouvier's Legal Dictionary, a work published in the 1850's.
AGREEMENT, COLLECTIVE BARGAINING - An agreement negotiated between a labor union and an employer that sets forth the terms of employment for the employees who are members of that labor union. This type of agreement may include provisions concerning wages, vacation time, working hours, working conditions, and health insurance benefits.

Some types of collective bargaining are regulated by various labor laws and regulations.
AGREEMENT, NONCOMPETE - An agreement between two parties (for example, an employer and an employee or a company and a consultant) that upon termination of the business relationship, the employee or consultant will not enter into a business or be involved with other activities that compete with the company's business.
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a verbal or written resolution of disputes.
A legally enforceable, spousal contract settling all matters.Generally not referred to as a "divorce agreement" since only the court can grant a divorce. If the parties fail to reach an agreement, the case goes to rial, and the court’s decision and judgment is substituted. Court’s judgments are modifiable based on a "material change in circumstances." An agreement may be either modifiable or unmodifiable ("surviving"). Typically, these agreements settle issues relating to:
1. Asset and liability division
2. Alimony, health, and life insurance
3. Legal and physical custody, child support, visitation, medical insurance and expenses, and college.
Massachusetts Divorce Law Dictionary
See Separation Agreement
Agreement Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dictionary of Medicine (Shahram)
action of agreeing
they are in agreement with our plan = they agree with it