Gentleman's Agreement

An unwritten agreement or transaction backed only by the integrity of the counterparty to actually abide by the terms of the agreement. An agreement like this is not legally binding and could have a negative effect on business relationships if one party decides to default on their promise.

For example, if an employee at a company says they will get you a job and you have nothing to worry about, this is an example of a gentleman's agreement. However if they are unable to get you the job then you have no legal recourse.


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  • gentleman's agreement — an agreement not intended to be legally enforceable will not be enforced if the court accepts that it is such. Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001 …   Law dictionary

  • gentleman's agreement — ► NOUN ▪ an arrangement which is based on trust rather than being legally binding …   English terms dictionary

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  • gentleman's agreement —    When an agreement is neither written nor signed, because the two parties trust each other completely, it is called a gentleman s agreement.     It was a gentleman s agreement. I can t change my mind now! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

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