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.

Examples of on the understanding that in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This type of research, known as climate attribution science, builds on the understanding that the combustion of fossil fuels for energy has resulted in generally higher temperatures and more intense weather. Joan Meiners, The Arizona Republic, 1 June 2024 Diplomacy should be aimed at seizing the moment, based on the understanding that the Vienna talks could be their last chance to save a deal that—despite all its shortcomings—is far preferable and less costly than the alternatives. Ali Vaez, Foreign Affairs, 21 Sep. 2021 Commercial bribery occurs when a person, typically an employee, without consent of the beneficiary, intentionally accepts or agrees to accept any benefit from another person on the understanding that the benefit will influence the conduct between the two, according to the law. Nicole Lopez, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 23 Feb. 2024 Japan’s constitutional pacifism has always been predicated on the understanding that the U.S. would guarantee its security. Ian Buruma, The New Yorker, 16 Oct. 2023

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“On the understanding that.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/on%20the%20understanding%20that. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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