Definition of agreement
1a : harmony of opinion, action, or character : concord There is widespread agreement on this issue.b : the act or fact of agreeing She nodded her head in agreement.
Examples of agreement in a Sentence
Any changes to the plan require the agreement of everyone involved.
There is wide agreement on this issue.
They have been unable to reach agreement about how to achieve reform.
I thought we had an agreement.
Their agreement expires next year.
He has to return the property under the terms of an agreement he has with the original owner.
He signed an agreement to buy the property.
Recent Examples of agreement from the Web
Even ExxonMobil had appealed to Trump to stay in the agreement.
In addition to Rome, Level is considering new bases in Milan and Paris and will operate a codeshare agreement with British Airways’ joint-venture partner American Airlines Group Inc. on its U.S.-Barcelona routes.
Cason and David Johnson V have testified against Woods, which they were required to do under terms of their plea agreements.
Vietnam is a signer of the agreement; with 2,000 miles of coastline and millions of people living in the low-lying Mekong Delta, it is viewed as particularly vulnerable to the effects of rising seas.
Henderson announced the agreement after meeting with U.S. Sen. Luther Strange earlier Tuesday.
The news frustrated many United Nations leaders, who’d intensely lobbied Trump to reaffirm support for the climate agreement.
Federal surveys don’t track how many U.S. workers have signed a noncompete agreement.
While the company was going bankrupt in 1982, Veliscol and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency signed an agreement that provided $20 million for cleanup, a pittance of the eventual cost.
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Origin and Etymology of agreement
First Known Use: 14th century
AGREEMENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of agreement for English Language Learners
: the act of agreeing
: a situation in which people share the same opinion : a situation in which people agree
: an arrangement, contract, etc., by which people agree about what is to be done
AGREEMENT Defined for Kids
Definition of agreement for Students
1 : the act or fact of having the same opinion or an understanding There is widespread agreement on the matter.
2 : the act or fact of giving approval or permission Any changes to the rules require the agreement of all the players.
3 : an arrangement by which people agree about what is to be done We fixed up an agreement whereby I was to go with him. — Mark Twain, A Connecticut Yankee
Legal Definition of agreement
1a : the act or fact of agreeing by mutual agreement b : unity of opinion, understanding, or intent; especially : the mutual assent of contracting parties to the same terms if they reach agreement Editor's note: Under common law, agreement is a necessary element of a valid contract. Under Uniform Commercial Code section 1-201(3), agreement is the bargain of the contracting parties as represented explicitly by their language or implicitly by other circumstances (as a course of dealing).
2a : an expression (as a settlement, covenant, or contract) of the intent or willingness of two or more parties to bind at least one to terms usually determined by negotiation an agreement must be sufficiently definite before a court can enforce it — J. D. Calamari and J. M. Perillo b : the language or instrument embodying such an expression
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