on the understanding that

Definition of on the understanding that

  1. —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

understandingplay
  1. :  a mental grasp :  comprehension

    :  the power of comprehending

    :  the capacity to apprehend general relations of particulars

  1. :  knowing, intelligent

    :  endowed with understanding :  tolerant, sympathetic


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