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agreement British & World English

Harmony or accordance in opinion or feeling

agreement English Thesaurus

all heads nodded in agreement

Munich Agreement British & World English

An agreement between Britain, France, Germany, and Italy, signed at Munich on 29 September 1938, under which the Sudetenland was ceded to Germany

Schengen agreement British & World English

An intergovernmental agreement on the relaxation of border controls between participating European countries, first signed in Schengen, Luxembourg, in June 1985 by France, West Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg. A revised version of the agreement was incorporated into the European Union in 1999 and widened to include non-EU members of a similar Nordic union

Schengen agreement New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

European agreement on border controls

Anglo-Irish Agreement British & World English

An agreement made between Britain and the Republic of Ireland in 1985, admitting the Republic to discussions on Northern Irish affairs and providing for greater cooperation between the security forces in border areas

executive agreement British & World English

An international agreement, usually regarding routine administrative matters not warranting a formal treaty, made by the executive branch of the US government without ratification by the Senate

fair-trade agreement British & World English

An agreement, typically illegal, between a manufacturer of a trademarked item in the US and its retail distributors to sell the item at a price at or above that designated by the manufacturer

gentleman's agreement British & World English

An arrangement or understanding which is based upon the trust of both or all parties, rather than being legally binding

prenuptial agreement British & World English

An agreement made by a couple before they marry concerning the ownership of their respective assets should the marriage fail

repurchase agreement British & World English

A contract in which the vendor of a security agrees to repurchase it from the buyer at an agreed price

standstill agreement British & World English

An agreement to maintain the present state of affairs, especially one made between two countries in which a debt owed by one to the other is held in abeyance for a specified period

knock-for-knock agreement British & World English

An agreement between insurance companies by which each pays its own policyholders regardless of liability

non-disclosure agreement British & World English

A contract by which one or more parties agree not to disclose confidential information that they have shared with each other as a necessary part of doing business together

Lancaster House Agreement British & World English

An agreement which brought about the establishment of the independent state of Zimbabwe, reached in September 1979 at Lancaster House in London

North American Free Trade Agreement British & World English

An agreement which came into effect in January 1994 between the US, Canada, and Mexico to remove barriers to trade between the three countries over a ten-year period


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