agreement

[ uh-gree-muhnt ]
/ əˈgri mənt /

noun

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Origin of agreement

1375–1425; late Middle English agrement<Middle French. See agree, -ment

synonym study for agreement

3. Agreement, bargain, compact, contract all suggest a binding arrangement between two or more parties. Agreement ranges in meaning from mutual understanding to binding obligation. Bargain applies particularly to agreements about buying and selling but also to haggling over terms in an agreement. Compact applies to treaties or alliances between nations or to solemn personal pledges. Contract is used especially in law and business for such agreements as are legally enforceable.

OTHER WORDS FROM agreement

in·ter·a·gree·ment, nounnon·a·gree·ment, nounpre·a·gree·ment, nounpro·a·gree·ment, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for agreement

agreement
/ (əˈɡriːmənt) /

noun

Word Origin for agreement

C14: from Old French
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Cultural definitions for agreement

agreement

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