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agree in principle

To accept the general terms and/or conditions of a deal without having completed or agreed upon the specific details. The government has agreed in principle that it will cover the cost of building a new school, but so far we haven't seen a clear proposal on how this would be accomplished.
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On Saturday Yemen's parliament agreed in principle to a series of constitutional amendments which could see Saleh as ruler for life (See MER 3/1/11).
Nationwide said in the filing that, also on June 1, the independent committee of Allied Life agreed in principle to a transaction at $30 a share for the publicly held shares of Allied Life.
NN has also agreed in principle with Bank Slaski, a regional Bank in which ING Group holds a 25.
CLEVELAND, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Saint Luke's Medical Center has agreed in principle to affiliate with Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Ohio (BCBSO).
CLEVELAND, July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Ohio (BCBSO) and Meridia Health System have agreed in principle to form a joint venture to create a new healthcare delivery system in the Greater Cleveland area.
May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Torchmark Corporation (NYSE: TMK) and United Investors Management Company (NYSE: UTD) announced today that they have agreed in principle on a cash purchase price of $31.
27 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Ohio (BCBSO) has agreed in principle to purchase Columbus-based United Health Plan, Inc.
We are very pleased that a majority of Mutual Benefit Overseas (MBO) bondholders has agreed in principle to support the proposal we will put forth at the Jan.
of San Francisco, today announced that the two companies have agreed in principle to the acquisition of Levinson Bros.
PHILADELPHIA, March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The CIGNA Companies and Houston-based, AIM Management Group announced today that they have agreed in principle to a strategic alliance in which AIM would become investment adviser for and distributor of the mutual funds within the CIGNA Funds Group.