Treaty meaning

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The definition of a treaty is a formal agreement between two or more countries about trade, peace, immigration etc.

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.

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(international law) A binding agreement concluded by subjects of international law, namely states and international organizations.
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An agreement or compact between two or more sovereign nations for the benefit of those nations. In the case of the United States, that agreement must address external interests of the country, as distinguished from those of a purely internal kind. The president of the United States has the sole power to make treaties with the advice and consent of the Senate. Individual states are prohibited from making treaties, and once a treaty is ratified by the Senate, it becomes binding on all of the states under the supremacy clause. See also treaty clause.
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Negotiation for the purpose of reaching an agreement.
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A formal agreement between two or more states.
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Origin of treaty

  • Middle English tretee from Old French traite from Latin tractātus discussion from past participle of tractāre to drag about, deal with treat

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

  • From Old French traité, from Latin tractatus, from tractare.

    From Wiktionary