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4. Agreement

analogy
an agreement or correspondence in particular features between things otherwise dissimilar; in literature, the basis for metaphor and simile. analogie, analogical, adj.
arbiter
one chosen to settle a controversy; an umpire or arbitrator.
arbitratrix, arbitress
a female arbiter.
armistice
a temporary cessation of hostilities, by agreement between the belligerents, prior to the negotiation or signing of a peace treaty.
comity
amity.
conciliation
the process of conciliating or bringing to agreement. conciliator, n.
congruence
a correspondence in physical structure or thought; harmony. Also congruity . congruent, adj.
consilience
the process of concurring or agreeing. See also 73. CHANCE .
consonance, consonancy
agreement, consistency.
dialogue
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.
indentureship
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.
negotiation
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.
similarity
a point, feature, or detail in which two items are alike.

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AGREEMENT

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.

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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.

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agreement

agreement, method of See MILL, JOHN STUART.

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AGREEMENT

AGREEMENT. See CONCORD.

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