written agreement

Definitions of written agreement
  1. noun
    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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