Origin of pactOld French from Classical Latin pactum, neuter of pactus, past participle of paciscere, to agree from base of pax, peace
A pact is usually sealed with a handshake.
- An example of a pact is when two boys promise to finish a race together, no matter what.
- An example of a pact is a cease fire agreement between two countries.
The definition of a pact is an agreement that is not to be broken.
- A formal agreement, such as one between nations; a treaty.
- An arrangement between people; a compact. See Synonyms at agreement.
Origin of pactMiddle English from Old French from Latin pactum from neuter sing. past participle of pacīscī to agree ; see pag- in Indo-European roots.
From Latin pactum (“something agreed upon"), from paciscere (“to agree").
- By a pact concluded on Jan.
- We'd sort of made a pact that our lives began when we met each other so the past wasn't discussed much, if at all.
- The Pact of Halepa was restored, the troops were withdrawn from the interior, financial aid was promised to the island, a Christian governor-general was appointed, the assembly was summoned, and an imperial commissioner was despatched to negotiate an arrangement.
- The official recognition accorded to the Pact of Rome by ]vIr.
- The ideas above expressed were not peculiar to Grotius; in particular the doctrine of the " fundamental pact " as the jural basis of government had long been maintained, especially in England, where the constitution historically established readily suggested such a compact.