Pact definition

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A formal agreement, such as one between nations; a treaty.
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An arrangement between people; a compact.
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An agreement between persons, groups, or nations; compact; covenant.
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The definition of a pact is an agreement that is not to be broken.

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.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
pact
Plural:
pacts

Origin of pact

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin pactum from neuter sing. past participle of pacīscī to agree pag- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin pactum (“something agreed upon"), from paciscere (“to agree").

    From Wiktionary