Agreeance Or Agreement Meaning

It is an archaism that is rarely used properly today. One of the strangest abstract names that has appeared in recent times is the word consent, because it is „I agree with this position“. A name is a person, a place or a thing. An abstract name is a concept. You can`t see, touch, smell, taste or hear an arrangement like that, you see a truck, you hear a noise, you taste a sandwich or you smell the smoke. English has several ways of making abstract names. The end of the ance is one of them with – ion and – ment. To anticipate an objection, yes, I am aware that Agreeance is an old English word that dates back to at least the 16th century. But I also assume that his ascension is not based on a repeated appreciation of an ancient, though rarely used, word.

On the contrary, I guess the word is used because people have forgotten about approval or are unaware of it. This is a very effective contribution and I fully agree with it. „If we agree, let`s sign the agreement.“ To anticipate another objection, yes, I celebrate the flexibility, adaptability and inventiveness of the English language, but it`s one thing to invent a new useful word to meet a need. But I`m so scary when English words invent because they don`t know or haven`t forgotten a perfectly good standard word. There is nothing wrong with reaching an agreement. This is not archaism, although there is probably a consensus. In most cases, the use of concordance is only linguistic antinomianism. It is irritating. An agreement is an agreement, a compromise, to get two parties to find common ground. For things to agree, they are harmonious or do not contradict each other. I am advancing the interpretation that convergence is consensus, like truth to truth: one feels like one agrees, so let us pretend to do so. I don`t think „consent“ is a universally accepted word…

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