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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But chairman of the BMA's GPs committee Laurence Buckman said: "It is absolute nonsense to suggest there are gentleman's agreements - it just doesn't happen.
The acid test of that, though, will be whether anybody wanted to challenge that gentleman's agreement.
Violations of other gentleman's agreements also led to new outbreaks of BKD, bacteria that attack the salmon's liver.