- the act of agreeing or of coming to a mutual arrangement.
- the state of being in accord.
- an arrangement that is accepted by all parties to a transaction.
- a contract or other document delineating such an arrangement.
- unanimity of opinion; harmony in feeling: agreement among the members of the faculty.
- Grammar. correspondence in number, case, gender, person, or some other formal category between syntactically connected words, especially between one or more subordinate words and the word or words upon which they depend; selection by one word of the matching formal subclass, or category, in another word syntactically construed with the first.
- collective agreement.
- an expression of assent by two or more parties to the same object.
- the phraseology, written or oral, of an exchange of promises.
Origin of agreement
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Examples from the Web for pre-agreement
Directly the supper came in, the wags, by pre-agreement, began to sniff and swear.Old and New London
- the act of agreeing
- a settlement, esp one that is legally enforceable; covenant; treaty
- a contract or document containing such a settlement
- the state of being of the same opinion; concord; harmony
- the state of being similar or consistent; correspondence; conformity
- Also called: concord grammar the determination of the inflectional form of one word by some grammatical feature, such as number or gender, of another word, esp one in the same sentence
- See collective agreement, national agreement
Word Origin and History for pre-agreement
late 14c., "mutual conformity of things;" c.1400, "mutual understanding" (among persons), also (of things) "mutual conformity," from Old French agrement, noun of action from agreer "to please" (see agree).
The subject and verb of a clause or simple sentence must agree in person, as in “He is a boy.” The subject, he, and the verb, is, are both in the third person. The subject and verb also must agree in number, as in “We are girls.” The subject, we, and the verb, are, are both plural.
Nouns and pronouns must also agree in number, person, and gender as in “Every boy must mind his manners.” The noun boy and the pronoun his are both singular, both in the third person, and both masculine.