Gentlemen's agreement

  • a gentlemen's agreement, or gentleman's agreement, is an informal and legally-nonbinding agreement between two or more parties. it is typically oral, but it may be written or simply understood as part of an unspoken agreement by convention or through mutually-beneficial etiquette. the essence of a gentlemen's agreement is that it relies upon the honor of the parties for its fulfillment, rather than being in any way enforceable. it is, therefore, distinct from a legal agreement or contract.

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A gentlemen's agreement, or gentleman's agreement, is an informal and legally-nonbinding agreement between two or more parties. It is typically oral, but it may be written or simply understood as part of an unspoken agreement by convention or through mutually-beneficial etiquette. The essence of a gentlemen's agreement is that it relies upon the honor of the parties for its fulfillment, rather than being in any way enforceable. It is, therefore, distinct from a legal agreement or contract.