gentleman's agreement

gentleman's agreement
noun or gentlemen's agreement
: an agreement secured only by the honor of the participants

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(or gentlemen's agreement) noun, pl ⋯ -ments [count]
: an informal agreement based on trust rather than on a legal document

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ˌgentleman's aˈgreement [gentleman's agreement gentleman's agreements] (also ˌgentlemen's aˈgreement) noun
an agreement made between people who trust each other, which is not written down and which has no legal force

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