meeting of the minds


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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 minds

noun 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
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The first Meeting of the Minds was held in 1995 at Carnegie Mellon University's Pittsburgh campus as a showcase of student research to a wide audience.
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"There appears to be a meeting of the minds and hopefully the Israeli-Palestinian dialogue will be able to re-start in the near future," an Israeli official said, accordingto Reuters.
The Court concluded that "there was not even the slightest prodding towards any meeting of the minds" until six months after the broker's introduction, at which time the parties independently and directly, without any aid or intervention of the broker, entered into negotiations ultimately resulting in the sale of the property.

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