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

Examples of treaty port in a Sentence

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First Known Use of treaty port

1863, in the meaning defined above

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“Treaty port.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/treaty%20port. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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