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 Dictionary entry overview: What does written agreement mean? 

  The noun WRITTEN AGREEMENT has 1 sense:

1. a legal document summarizing the agreement between parties

  Familiarity information: WRITTEN AGREEMENT used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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A legal document summarizing the agreement between parties

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("written agreement" is a kind 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)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "written agreement"):

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)

Instance hyponyms:

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)

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