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gentleman’s agreement

an agreement that is not written down and which has been made between people or entities that trust each other to do what they promised to do
The city has struck a gentleman's agreement preventing trains from blocking traffic at rush hour.

A gentleman‘s agreement will often not form a legally binding contract that can be upheld in court. However, if one party insists on having the agreement upheld they can ask a court to rule on whether a legally binding contract had actually been formed. Away from the world of law, the term gentleman‘s agreement, or GA has been adopted by the online gaming community. In online shooters such as a the popular Call of Duty franchise, the term is used by professional gamers to refer to agreements to rule a weapon or other item out of play. This evens out the odds of victory for either side by ruling out some weapons that are far more powerful than others.

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