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gentleman's agreement

noun

: an informal agreement based on trust rather than on a legal document

Full Definition of GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT

:  an agreement secured only by the honor of the participants

Variants of GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT

gentleman's agreement or gentlemen's agreement
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First Known Use of GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT

1886

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