treaty port

noun

Definition of treaty port

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

First Known Use of treaty port

1863, in the meaning defined above

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“Treaty port.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/treaty%20port. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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