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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: An agreement that's based on honor and not legally binding.
From the idea that a gentleman (a civilized man of good standing) will honor an agreement he has entered. Earliest documented use: 1821.
"[The teams] are under no requirement to exchange films with a non-conference team. It is simply a gentleman's agreement when they do."
Jorge Arangure, Jr.; Playing Detective in Finding Films of Opponents; The New York Times; Sep 4, 2013.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:To delight in war is a merit in the soldier, a dangerous quality in the captain, and a positive crime in the statesman. -George Santayana, philosopher (1863-1952)