- an agreement or correspondence in particular features between things otherwise dissimilar; in literature, the basis for metaphor and simile. —analogie, analogical, adj.
- one chosen to settle a controversy; an umpire or arbitrator.
- arbitratrix, arbitress
- a female arbiter.
- a temporary cessation of hostilities, by agreement between the belligerents, prior to the negotiation or signing of a peace treaty.
- the process of conciliating or bringing to agreement. —conciliator, n.
- a correspondence in physical structure or thought; harmony. Also congruity . —congruent, adj.
- the process of concurring or agreeing. See also 73. CHANCE .
- consonance, consonancy
- agreement, consistency.
- a frank exchange of ideas, spoken or written, for the purpose of meeting in harmony.
- equipollence, equipollency
- equalness of force, validity, etc. See also 250. LOGIC . —equipollent, adj.
- 1. the state or period of being indentured or apprenticed; apprenticeship.
- 2. the state or period of being a servant bound to service for a specified time in return for passage to a colony.
- the act or process of conferring or discussing to reach agreement in matters of business or state. See also 398. TRADE . —negotiant, negotiator, negotriatrix, n.
- a point, feature, or detail in which two items are alike.
a·gree·ment / əˈgrēmənt/ • n. harmony or accordance in opinion or feeling; a position or result of agreeing: the governments failed to reach agreement the two officers nodded in agreement. ∎ a negotiated and typically legally binding arrangement between parties as to a course of action: a trade agreement. ∎ the absence of incompatibility between two things; consistency. ∎ Gram. the condition of having the same number, gender, case, or person.
A meeting of minds with the understanding and acceptance of reciprocal legal rights and duties as to particular actions or obligations, which the parties intend to exchange; a mutual assent to do or refrain from doing something; a contract.
The writing or document that records the meeting of the minds of the parties. An oral compact between two parties who join together for a common purpose intending to change their rights and duties.
An agreement is not always synonymous with a contract because it might lack an essential element of a contract, such as consideration.