gentlemen-agreement

gentlemen's agreement

noun
1.
an agreement that, although unenforceable at law, is binding as a matter of personal honor.
2.
an unwritten agreement by a socially prominent clique, private club, etc., to discriminate against or refuse to accept members of certain religious, racial, national, or other groups.
Also, gentleman's agreement.


Origin:
1885–90, Americanism

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gentlemen's agreement or gentleman's agreement
 
n
a personal understanding or arrangement based on honour and not legally binding
 
gentleman's agreement or gentleman's agreement
 
n

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