gentleman's agreement

noun
variants: or gentlemen's agreement
|Updated on: 9 Jul 2018

Definition of gentleman's agreement

: an agreement secured only by the honor of the participants

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First Known Use of gentleman's agreement

1886

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GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of gentleman's agreement for English Language Learners

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


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