Simple Definition of pact
: 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 in a sentence
We supported a peace pact between the two countries.
They made a pact to go to the gym together three times a week.
Origin and Etymology 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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