understanding


understanding
I (agreement) noun accord, accordance, alliance, arrangement, common view, compact, compliance, concord, concordance, congruence, consentaneity, contract, cooperation, covenant, harmony, like-mindedness, meeting of minds, mutual pledge, pact, rapport, unanimity associated concepts: express understanding, understanding of the parties foreign phrases:
- Conventio facit legem. — An agreement creates the law, i.e the parties to a binding contract will be held to their promises.
II (comprehension) noun apperception, apprehension, assimilation, awareness, conception, discernment, grasp, ingenium, insight, intelligence, knowledge, mens, mental ability, perception, power to understand, prehension, realization, reason, recognition, sense, wisdom associated concepts: intent, want of understanding foreign phrases:
- Sermones semper acclpiendi sunt secundum subjectam materiam, et condMonem personarum. — 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 faclles intelligi. — Proofs ought to be evident, that is, clear and easily understood
- Quod tacite intelilgttur deesse non videtur. — What is tacitly understood does not appear to be wanting
III (tolerance) noun acceptance, altruism, benevolence, charitableness, compassion, condonation, consideration, empathy, good will, humanity, indulgence, kindliness, lack of prejudice, mercy, patience, sensitivity, sufferance, sympathy, toleration IV index accord, accordance (understanding), adjustment, affection, agreement (concurrence), agreement (contract), apprehension (perception), attornment, bargain, belief (state of mind), benevolence (disposition to do good), benevolent, caliber (mental capacity), charitable (lenient), cognition, cognizant, common sense, compact, comprehension, concept, conciliation, concordance, conscious (aware), consideration (sympathetic regard), consortium (marriage companionship), construction, contract, conviction (persuasion), covenant, deal, discrimination (good judgment), estimate (idea), experience (background), humanity (humaneness), inference, information (knowledge), insight, intellect, intelligence (intellect), judgment (discernment), juridical, knowing, knowledge (awareness), league, lenience, longanimity, notion, omniscient, option (contractual provision), pact, patient, perception, perceptive, perspicacious, placable, policy (contract), promise, protocol (agreement), quid pro quo, rapport, rapprochement, rational, realization, reason (sound judgment), receptive, reconciliation, sagacity, sane, sanity, scienter, sense (feeling), sense (intelligence), sensible, sensitive (discerning), settlement, specialty (contract), stipulation, term (provision), tolerance, treaty, vicarious (delegated)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


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

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


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

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  • Understanding — Un der*stand ing, n. 1. The act of one who understands a thing, in any sense of the verb; knowledge; discernment; comprehension; interpretation; explanation. [1913 Webster] 2. An agreement of opinion or feeling; adjustment of differences;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • understanding — [adj] accepting, tolerant compassionate, considerate, discerning, empathetic, forbearing, forgiving, generous, kind, kindly, patient, perceptive, responsive, sensitive, sympathetic; concepts 401,542 Ant. intolerant, unaccepting understanding [n1] …   New thesaurus

  • Understanding — Un der*stand ing ([u^]n d[ e]r*st[a^]nd [i^]ng), a. Knowing; intelligent; skillful; as, he is an understanding man. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • understanding — UK US /ˌʌndəˈstændɪŋ/ noun [C] ► an informal agreement: »Taiwan and Hong Kong reached an understanding for a five year commercial air agreement. → See Note AGREEMENT(Cf. ↑agreement) …   Financial and business terms

  • understanding — [un΄dərstan′diŋ] n. 1. the mental quality, act, or state of a person who understands; comprehension, knowledge, discernment, sympathetic awareness, etc. 2. the power or ability to think, learn, judge, etc.; intelligence; sense 3. a specific… …   English World dictionary

  • understanding — (n.) O.E. understandincge comprehension, from UNDERSTAND (Cf. understand) (q.v.). Meaning mutual agreement is attested from 1803 …   Etymology dictionary

  • understanding — 1 *reason, intuition Analogous words: comprehension, apprehension (see under APPREHEND): *discernment, discrimination, insight, penetration 2 *agreement, accord …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • understanding — ► NOUN 1) the ability to understand something. 2) the power of abstract thought; intellect. 3) an individual s perception or judgement of a situation. 4) sympathetic awareness or tolerance. 5) an informal or unspoken agreement or arrangement. ►… …   English terms dictionary

  • understanding — noun 1 knowledge of a subject, of how sth works, etc. ADJECTIVE ▪ complete, comprehensive, full ▪ He showed a full understanding of the sequence of events. ▪ growing ▪ accurate …   Collocations dictionary

  • understanding — I adj. understanding about, of II n. agreement 1) to arrive at, come to, reach an understanding 2) a clear; secret; tacit; verbal; written understanding 3) an understanding about; with (we reached a tacit understanding with them about the matter) …   Combinatory dictionary


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