I’m always trying to improve my vocabulary, so I love Word of the Day. This is a particularly good one, in my humble opinion:
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.
I love a good gentleman’s agreement:)