meeting of the minds(redirected from Consensus ad idem)
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meeting of the minds
n. when two parties to an agreement (contract) both have the same understanding of the terms of the agreement. Such mutual comprehension is essential to a valid contract. It is provable by the express provisions of a written contract, without reference to any statements or hidden thoughts outside the writing. There would not be a meeting of the minds if Bill Buyer said, "I'll buy all your stock," and he meant shares in a corporation, and Sam Seller said, "I'll sell all my stock to you," and meant his cattle. (See: contract)
meeting of the mindsnoun accordance, common assent, compatibility, complete accord, compliance, concert, concord, concordance, concurrence, consensus, consentaneity, harmony, muuual understanding, rapport, unanimity, understanding, uniformity, unison, unity
Associated concepts: bilateral contract, rescission of an agreement
See also: agreement