noun \ˈpakt\

: a formal agreement between two countries, people, or groups especially to help each other or to stop fighting

Full Definition of PACT

:  4compact; especially :  an international treaty

Examples of PACT

  1. We supported a peace pact between the two countries.
  2. They made a pact to go to the gym together three times a week.

Origin of PACT

Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin pactum, from neuter of pactus, past participle of pacisci to agree, contract; akin to Old English fōn to seize, Latin pax peace, pangere to fix, fasten, Greek pēgnynai
First Known Use: 15th century

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