gentleman's agreement

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gen·tle·man's agreement

or gen·tle·men's agreement (jĕn′tl-mənz)
An agreement guaranteed only by the pledged word or unspoken understanding of the parties.
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References in classic literature ?
The simplest farmer would have had documents, while he had nothing but a gentleman's agreement, and a verbal one at that.
Meralco team manager Paolo Trillo said the Bolts and Dillinger had a 'gentleman's agreement' that the forward won't be signing with any other team while he's in the free agent list to accommodate Meralco's big signing center Raymond Almazan.
A possible gentleman's agreement is all President Duterte seeks to forge with Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) chair Nur Misuari to help promote peace in the south, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea clarified on Thursday.
A best-picture Oscar for Gentleman's Agreement, the 1947 film starring Gregory Peck, sold for $492,000 (PS390,850), while a best picture statuette for 1935's Mutiny On The Bounty fetched $240,000 (PS190,650).
Rose, 28, whose father-in-law is former USA and Swansea boss Bob Bradley, is going back to the MLS under a gentleman's agreement with the Steelmen.
Brook (above) is angry Khan is prepared to renege on their gentleman's agreement to fight in the spring and instead challenge WBO welterweight champion Crawford.
In 1947 Elia Kazan released Gentleman's Agreement, starring Gregory Peck as a gentile journalist who is assigned to write an article on anti-semitism.
Sixteen ODM Senators signed the petition to oust Wetang'ula, Judith Pareno saying his election was a gentleman's agreement so it was not legally binding.
The European Parliament will insist on quickly making the deal reached between the European Union and Britainon divorce terms legally binding, worried London may not honour a gentleman's agreement, the parliament's chief Brexit coordinator said.
COVENTRY City boss Mark Robins has revealed Kyel Reid is looking for an "escape route" out of the club after insisting he has an gentleman's agreement to leave.
SEPP Blatter has claimed a PS1.35milion payment to Michel Platini which has seen the pair provisionally suspended by Fifa's ethics committee was part of a "gentleman's agreement" between the two of them.
Among its priorities is also to ensure media security not through repression, but through the implementation of laws and a gentleman's agreement," Joreige told a delegation from the League of Faculty of Media and Documentation Graduates at the state-run Lebanese University.