gentleman's agreement


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gentleman's agreement

A legally non-binding arrangement that is guaranteed only by a verbal or mutually understood agreement by the parties involved. Though my father left me his entire estate in his will, I made a gentleman's agreement with my brother to share the wealth equally between us.
See also: agreement
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There's always gray area any time the green flag drops in a Winston Cup race as far as NASCAR explains to us a gentleman's agreement,'' said Spencer, driver of the No.
There is a gentleman's agreement in place but any change would then have to be registered with FIFA.
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There is a gentleman's agreement that in the big glamour friendlies, which attract huge crowds and generate income for the clubs, we should receive the SPL going rate.
Clubs have been reluctant to use the new rules for fear of losing their own players but this gentleman's agreement is set to end and spark a flurry of deals.
But Campbell denied he had broken a gentleman's agreement.
He had made a gentleman's agreement to stay for at least another series.
There is a gentleman's agreement between Blues and Wales manager Mark Hughes allowing me to devote time to both jobs and as everyone involved in the situation are sensible people, I don't see it being a problem.
It was really a gentleman's agreement,'' said facilities manager Chris Daste.
Arphexad kept goal in the third and fourth rounds - thanks to a gentleman's agreement with Houllier last summer.
Chris Coleman believed he had a gentleman's agreement to keep the player on loan for the whole season following the sale of Steed Malbranque.
He insists he has a gentleman's agreement with Lennox.
We have got a gentleman's agreement and it will not be broken.
When he joined Walsall, before I arrived, there was a gentleman's agreement between Steve Bruce and our director of football Paul Taylor to the effect that David would be allowed to stay on loan beyond the first month so I hope that's still the case.
Now a gentleman's agreement exists between Kevin Keegan and Lancaster Gate with the understanding that he wont lift the lid on the camp's inner workings.