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treaty

noun trea·ty \ˈtrē-tē\

: an official agreement that is made between two or more countries or groups

plural treaties

Full Definition of TREATY

1
:  the action of treating and especially of negotiating
2
a :  an agreement or arrangement made by negotiation: (1) :  private treaty (2) :  a contract in writing between two or more political authorities (as states or sovereigns) formally signed by representatives duly authorized and usually ratified by the lawmaking authority of the state
b :  a document in which such a contract is set down

Examples of TREATY

  1. a nuclear test ban treaty
  2. <in accordance with a treaty between the United States and the tribes of the Pacific Northwest, commercial fishing of certain kinds of salmon is limited to Native Americans>

Origin of TREATY

Middle English trete, from Anglo-French treté, from past participle of treter to discuss, treat
First Known Use: 14th century

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agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism

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