meeting of the minds
meeting of the minds: assent to the mutually agreed upon and understood terms of an agreement by the parties to a contract that may be manifest by objective signs of intent (as conduct)
the parties had not reached a meeting of the minds, and they did not have a specifically enforceable agreementFranklin v. Stern, 858 P.2d 142 (1993) (dissent)

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

meeting of the minds
I noun accordance, agreement, common assent, compatibility, complete accord, compliance, concert, concord, concordance, concurrence, consensus, consentaneity, harmony, like-mindedness, mutual understanding, rapport, unanimity, unanimousness, understanding, uniformity, unison, unity associated concepts: bilateral contract, rescission of an agreement II index agreement (concurrence)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


meeting of the minds
An essential requirement for contract formation, when two parties to a contract have an actual and mutual understanding of the terms.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


meeting of the minds
n. Actual understanding of and agreement to the terms of a contract.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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 also: contract

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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