The term agreement
has a variety of meanings. It may be used to acknowledge the existence of a legally binding contract
that can be enforceable in a court of law
. It may also refer to an understanding between individual to follow a specific course of conduct such as an agreement to commit a crime
i.e. a conspiracy
. When people are in agreement their opinions are similar, thus, perhaps preventing them from exercising a neutral point of view because they are unaware of any conflicting views. See also the entry on consensus
which discusses when a group of individuals attempt to act with a common understanding or in agreement
See also Best alternative to a negotiated agreement, Gentlemen's agreement.
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