on the understanding that

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

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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 7 Aug. 2020.

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