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Meaning of gentlemen's agreement

gen'tlemen's agree'ment

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  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.
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