Agreement Definition Oxford English Dictionary

2no object Make a formal and legally binding agreement. 1A written or oral agreement, including an agreement on employment, sale or rent, which must be enforceable by law. The average English on the old Franco-Italian of the Latin contractus, of the treaty – `pulled together, attracted`, from the verb contrahere, by con-`together` – trahere `draw`. Indicates the date of composition of this text (unlike the date of the written supporting documents). Plus 3 with Object Catch or develop (a disease or infectious agent) This entry has been updated (OED Third Edition, June 2011).