on the understanding that

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of on the understanding that

used to say that something is done, accepted, etc., because one has been told that something else will happen or is true
  • She agreed to do the work on the understanding that she would be paid now.

Word by Word Definitions

understanding play
  1. : a mental grasp : comprehension

  2. : the power of comprehending

  3. : the power to make experience intelligible by applying concepts and categories

  1. : knowing, intelligent

  2. : endowed with understanding : tolerant, sympathetic


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