articles of agreement

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Noun1.articles of agreement - a contract between crew and captain of a ship
contract - a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law
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BREAKING THE PIRATE CODE Thousands gathered in Penzance in vain bid to beat record
With their Skull and Crossbones flying, the dreaded pirate code.
Once in possession of a vessel, they were ready to swim with the sharks and deal with the devil, all the while adhering, like good, self-interested associates, to the incentive-laced Pirate Code.
After breaking the pirate code, he is forced aboard his ex-friend's rogue pirate ship.