agreement

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English agrement, agreement, from Old French agrement, agreement. Morphologically agree +‎ -ment.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /əˈɡɹiːmənt/
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NounEdit

agreement (countable and uncountable, plural agreements)

  1. (countable) An understanding between entities to follow a specific course of conduct.
    Coordinate term: conspiracy
    • 2013 July 19, Timothy Garton Ash, “Where Dr Pangloss meets Machiavelli”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 6, page 18:
      Hidden behind thickets of acronyms and gorse bushes of detail, a new great game is under way across the globe. [] The current power play consists of an extraordinary range of countries simultaneously sitting down to negotiate big free trade and investment agreements.
    to enter an agreement;  the UK and US negotiators nearing agreement;  he nodded his agreement.
  2. (uncountable) A state whereby several parties share a view or opinion; the state of not contradicting one another.
    The results of my experiment are in agreement with those of Michelson and with the law of General Relativity.
  3. (uncountable, law) A legally binding contract enforceable in a court of law.
  4. (uncountable, linguistics, grammar) Rules that exist in many languages that force some parts of a sentence to be used or inflected differently depending on certain attributes of other parts.
    • 1988, Andrew Radford, chapter 6, in Transformational grammar: a first course, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, page 306:
      Having clarified what we mean by ‘Personʼ and ‘Numberʼ, we can now return to our earlier observation that a finite I is inflected not only for Tense, but also for Agreement. More particularly, I inflects for Person and Number, and must ‘agreeʼ with its Subject, in the sense that the Person/Number features of I must match those of the Subject.
  5. (obsolete, chiefly in the plural) An agreeable quality.
    • 1650, John Donne, "Elegie XVII":
      Her nymph-like features such agreements have / That I could venture with her to the grave [...].

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unadapted borrowing from English agreement.

NounEdit

agreement m (invariable)

  1. agreement (pact, accord)

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Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

agreement

  1. Alternative form of agrement

RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unadapted borrowing from English agreement.

NounEdit

agreement n (uncountable)

  1. agreement

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