gentlemen's agreement

gentlemen's agreement
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Definitions of gentlemen's agreement words

  • noun gentlemen's agreement an agreement that, although unenforceable at law, is binding as a matter of personal honor. 1
  • noun gentlemen's agreement an unwritten agreement by a socially prominent clique, private club, etc., to discriminate against or refuse to accept members of certain religious, racial, national, or other groups. 1
  • noun gentlemen's agreement a personal understanding or arrangement based on honour and not legally binding 0
  • noun gentlemen's agreement an unwritten agreement secured only by the parties' pledge of honor and not legally binding 0
  • noun gentlemen's agreement such an agreement to discriminate against members of certain minority groups 0

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Origin of gentlemen's agreement

First appearance:

before 1885
One of the 21% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1885-90

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Parts of speech for Gentlemen's agreement


gentlemen's agreement popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 1% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

Synonyms for gentlemen's agreement

noun gentlemen's agreement

  • bond — A bond between people is a strong feeling of friendship, love, or shared beliefs and experiences that unites them.
  • contract — A contract is a legal agreement, usually between two companies or between an employer and employee, which involves doing work for a stated sum of money.
  • deal — If you say that you need or have a great deal of or a good deal of a particular thing, you are emphasizing that you need or have a lot of it.
  • pact — an agreement, covenant, or compact: We made a pact not to argue any more.
  • pledge — a solemn promise or agreement to do or refrain from doing something: a pledge of aid; a pledge not to wage war.

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