An example of a treaty is a document signed by the presidents of two countries who were previously at war to formally end the war.
- any agreement or contract
- a formal agreement between two or more nations, relating to peace, alliance, trade, etc.
- the document embodying such an agreement
Origin of treatyMiddle English trete ; from Old French traité ; from Late Latin tractatus: see tractate
- a. A formal written agreement between two or more nations.b. The document in which such an agreement is set down.
- Archaic Negotiation for the purpose of reaching an agreement.
- Obsolete a. A contract or agreement.b. An entreaty.
Origin of treatyMiddle English tretee, from Old French traite, from Latin tractatus, discussion, from past participle of tractare, to drag about, deal with; see treat.
- (international law) A binding agreement concluded by subjects of international law, namely states and international organizations.
- A formal agreement between two or more states.
From Old French traitÃ©, from Latin tractatus, from tractare.
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