written agreement

Definitions of written agreement
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n a legal document summarizing the agreement between parties

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Articles of Confederation
a written agreement ratified in 1781 by the thirteen original states; it provided a legal symbol of their union by giving the central government no coercive power over the states or their citizens
Peace of Westphalia
the peace treaty that ended the Thirty Years' War in 1648
Chemical Weapons Convention
a global treaty banning the production or acquisition or stockpiling or transfer or use of chemical weapons
Geneva Convention
an agreement first drawn up in Geneva in 1864 and later revised concerning the treatment of captured and wounded military personnel and civilians in wartime
Lateran Treaty
the agreement signed in the Lateran Palace in 1929 by Italy and the Holy See which recognized the Vatican City as a sovereign and independent papal state
North Atlantic Treaty
the treaty signed in 1949 by 12 countries that established NATO
SALT I
the first treaty between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics resulting from the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks
SALT II
the second treaty between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics resulting from the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks
Treaty of Versailles
the treaty imposed on Germany by the Allied powers in 1920 after the end of World War I which demanded exorbitant reparations from the Germans
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contract
a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law
submission
a legal document summarizing an agreement between parties in a dispute to abide by the decision of an arbiter
compact, concordat, covenant
a signed written agreement between two or more parties (nations) to perform some action
indenture
formal agreement between the issuer of bonds and the bondholders as to terms of the debt
obligation
a legal agreement specifying a payment or action and the penalty for failure to comply
accord, pact, treaty
a written agreement between two states or sovereigns
escrow
a written agreement (or property or money) delivered to a third party or put in trust by one party to a contract to be returned after fulfillment of some condition
adhesion contract, contract of adhesion
a contract that heavily restricts one party while leaving the other free (as some standard form printed contracts); implies inequality in bargaining power
aleatory contract
a contract whose performance by one party depends on the occurrence of an uncertain contingent event (but if it is contingent on the outcome of a wager it is not enforceable)
bilateral contract
a contract involving mutual promises (each party is both promisor and promisee)
charter
a contract to hire or lease transportation
conditional contract
a contract whose performance depends on a fact or event that affects legal relations
cost-plus contract
a contract in which the contractor is paid his total cost plus a stated percentage of profit
gambling contract
a contract whose performance by one party is contingent on the outcome of a bet; unenforceable by statute in most jurisdictions
lease
a contract granting use or occupation of property during a specified time for a specified payment
marriage contract, marriage settlement
a prenuptial agreement or contract
output contract
a contract in which you promise to deliver your entire output to the other party who promises to accept it
insurance, insurance policy, policy
written contract or certificate of insurance
purchase agreement, purchase contract
a contract stating the terms of a purchase
quasi contract
a contract created by law for reasons of justice without any expression of assent
requirements contract
a contract in which you agree to purchase all your requirements of a particular sort from one party
contract under seal, sealed instrument, special contract
a contract that is signed and has the (wax) seal of the signer attached
service contract
a contract for maintenance services
severable contract
a contract which, in the event of a breach by one of the parties, can be considered as several independent agreements expressed in a single instrument
subcontract
a contract assigning to another party some obligations of a prior contract
partnership
a contract between two or more persons who agree to pool talent and money and share profits or losses
articles of agreement, shipping articles
a contract between crew and captain of a ship
concession, grant
a contract granting the right to operate a subsidiary business
collective agreement, labor agreement, labor contract
contract between labor and management governing wages and benefits and working conditions
employment agreement, employment contract
contract between employer and employee
distribution agreement
a contract governing the marketing of an item of merchandise
licensing agreement
contract giving someone the legal right to use a patent or trademark
acquisition agreement, merger agreement
contract governing the merger of two or more companies
contract of hazard, sale in gross
a sale of a tract of land as a whole without a warranty as to the acreage
indenture
a contract binding one party into the service of another for a specified term
debt
an obligation to pay or do something
alliance
a formal agreement establishing an association or alliance between nations or other groups to achieve a particular aim
commercial treaty
a treaty governing commerce between two or more nations
pacification, peace, peace treaty
a treaty to cease hostilities
convention
(diplomacy) an international agreement
Type of:
instrument, legal document, legal instrument, official document
(law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right
agreement, understanding
the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises

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