sum·​mit·​ry ˈsə-mə-trē How to pronounce summitry (audio)
: the use of a summit conference for international negotiation

Examples of summitry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web President Biden and leaders of NATO allies agreed to double the organization’s troop presence in Eastern Europe during a flurry of wartime summitry Thursday in Brussels, an effort to keep the alliance united in its effort to isolate and punish Russia for its invasion of Ukraine. Los Angeles Times, 24 Mar. 2022 The whirlwind summitry comes immediately after Mr. Xi broke with recent precedent and secured a third term in power last month—and ahead of meetings with leaders of the Group of 20 major economies and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation later this month. Austin Ramzy, WSJ, 8 Nov. 2022 Kim has repeatedly vowed to bolster his nuclear forces since his summitry with then-President Donald Trump derailed in 2019 with the Americans rejecting North Korea’s demands for major sanctions relief in exchange for a partial surrender of its nuclear capabilities., 29 Jan. 2022 While Kim was traveling to Singapore, Vietnam, Russia and China for his summitry, the country was becoming more and more ruthless in its crackdowns on North Koreans trying to escape overland into China or anyone accessing information about the outside world. Victoria Kim, Los Angeles Times, 16 Dec. 2021 His nuclear summitry with North Korea has stalled. The Economist, 20 June 2020 Since his high-stakes summitry with then-President Donald Trump collapsed in 2019 due to wrangling over U.S.-led sanctions, Kim Jong Un has refused to return to talks with Washington and taken steps to enlarge his arsenal. Hyung-Jin Kim, Anchorage Daily News, 1 Jan. 2023 Career diplomat Ri took part in the 2018-2019 nuclear summitry with the United States over how to exchange North Korea’s denuclearization steps with economic and other benefits. Hyung-Jin Kim,, 5 Jan. 2023 As my colleague Kareem Fahim reported among the crowds at the World Cup, the high-level summitry on the sidelines of the games paled in comparison to the Pan-Arab goodwill generated by those attending them. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, 7 Dec. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1958, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of summitry was in 1958

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“Summitry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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