gentleman's agreement

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gentleman's agreement

an agreement not intended to be legally enforceable and which will not be enforced if the court accepts that it is such.
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Mr Bradshaw said: "There is no doubt there are some areas where gentleman's agreements operate that mitigate against lists being open to new patients and therefore work against real patient choice."
He told the BBC: "There is no doubt there are some areas where gentleman's agreements operate that mitigate against lists being open to new patients." The British Medical Association denied the existence of gentleman's agreements.
"If you ask if these gentleman's agreements will hold, you are very wrong.