treaty port


: any of numerous ports and inland cities in China, Japan, and Korea formerly open by treaty to foreign commerce

Examples of treaty port in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Outside of the treaty ports, China was in a state of chaos due to years of fighting between the ruling Nationalist government and the rising Communist Party. Isabella Steger, Quartz, 2 Feb. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1863, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of treaty port was in 1863

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“Treaty port.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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