Basic agreed-to limitations and allowances in a negotiation or competition. Governs the process, conduct, and scope resulting in procedures and limitations.
processes and restrictions agreed-to because of the parties to a negotiation to govern the procedure, conduct, and range of this negotiations.
ground guidelines [Am.] [baseball]
Mr. Shipton is still in town and I think it would be wise if you spoke to an attorney or someone to settle the ground rules of your separation from him.