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A general term referring to an agreement, either express or implied, written or oral.

The term understanding is an ambiguous one; in order to determine whether a particular understanding would constitute a contract that is legally binding on the parties involved, the circumstances must be examined to discover whether a meeting of the minds and an intent to be bound occurred.


Meeting of Minds.


(Agreement), noun accord, alliance, arrangement, common view, compact, compliance, concord, concordance, congruence, contract, cooperation, covenant, harmony, meeting of minds, mutual pledge, pact, rapport, unanimity
Associated concepts: express understanding, understanding of the parties
Foreign phrases: Conventio facit legem.An agreement creetes the law, i.e. the parties to a binding contract will be held to their promises.


(Comprehension), noun apprehension, assimilation, awareness, conception, discernment, grasp, ingenium, insight, intelligence, mens, mental ability, perception, power to underrtand, prehension, realization, reason, recognition, sense, wisdom
Associated concepts: intent, want of understanding
Foreign phrases: Sermones semper accipiendi sunt seeundum subjectam materiam, et conditionem personnrum.Language is always to be understood according to its subject matter and the condition of the person. Probationes debent esse evidentes, id est, perspicuae et faciles intelligi. Proofs ought to be evident, that is, clear and easily understood. Quod tacite intelligitur deesse non videtur. What is tacitly understood does not appear to be wanting.


(Tolerance), noun acceptance, benevolence, charitableness, compassion, consideration, empathy, good will, humanity, kindliness, lack of prejudice, mercy, patience, sensitivity, sufferance, sympathy, toleration
See also: accord, accordance, adjustment, agreement, apprehension, attornment, bargain, belief, benevolence, benevolent, caliber, charitable, cognition, cognizant, common sense, compact, comprehension, concept, conciliation, concordance, conscious, consideration, consortium, construction, contract, conviction, covenant, deal, discerning, discernment, discrimination, estimate, experience, feeling, humanity, idea, inference, information, insight, intellect, intelligence, judgment, juridical, knowing, knowledge, league, lenience, lenient, longanimity, notion, omniscient, option, pact, patient, perception, perceptive, perspicacious, persuasion, placable, policy, promise, protocol, provision, quid pro quo, rapport, rapprochement, rational, realization, reason, receptive, reconciliation, sagacity, sane, sanity, scienter, sense, sensible, sensitive, settlement, specialty, stipulation, term, tolerance, treaty, vicarious
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13) Such an understanding of timing is somewhat surprising for the reader, given the prophecies of Jesus where he repeats how the "Son of Man" will return to the earth (9:26, 17:24, 30, 18:8, 21:27-28).
A patient's clear understanding of the treatment plan and documentation of the steps taken to assure this could make a substantial difference if there were to be a charge of substandard care.
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