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pact

 (păkt)
n.
1. A formal agreement, such as one between nations; a treaty.
2. An arrangement between people; a compact. See Synonyms at agreement.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin pactum, from neuter sing. past participle of pacīscī, to agree; see pag- in Indo-European roots.]

pact

(pækt)
n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an agreement or compact between two or more parties, nations, etc, for mutual advantage
[C15: from Old French pacte, from Latin pactum, from pacīscī to agree]

pact

(pækt)

n.
1. an agreement or compact.
2. an agreement or treaty between two or more nations.
[1400–50; < Middle French < Latin pactum, n. use of neuter past participle of pacīscī to make a bargain, contract]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pact - a written agreement between two states or sovereignspact - a written agreement between two states or sovereigns
written agreement - a legal document summarizing the agreement between parties
alliance - a formal agreement establishing an association or alliance between nations or other groups to achieve a particular aim
commercial treaty - a treaty governing commerce between two or more nations
peace treaty, pacification, peace - a treaty to cease hostilities; "peace came on November 11th"
convention - (diplomacy) an international agreement

pact

pact

noun
1. An act or state of agreeing between parties regarding a course of action:
2. A formal, usually written settlement between nations:
3. A legally binding arrangement between parties:
Translations
حِلْف، إتفاقيَّه
smlouva
pagt
sopimus
samningur; sáttmáli
paktas
pakt
pakt

pact

[pækt] N
1. (between two people) → pacto m
to make a pact (with sb)hacer un pacto (con algn)
to make a pact with the Devilhacer un pacto con el diablo
to make a pact (not) to do sthacordar (no) hacer algo, pactar (no) hacer algo
see also suicide
2. (Pol, Comm) → pacto m (esp Econ, Ind) → convenio m
electoral pactpacto m electoral
non-aggression pactpacto m de no agresión

pact

[ˈpækt] npacte m
He signed a non-aggression pact with Germany → Il signa un pacte de non-agression avec l'Allemagne.
to sign a pact → signer un pacte
to sign a pact with sb → signer un pacte avec qn
to make a pact with sb [country] → faire un pacte avec qn
to make a pact to do sth [friends, partners] → faire un pacte pour faire qch, se promettre de faire qch
to make a pact with the devil → faire un pacte avec le diable

pact

nPakt m; to make a pact with somebodymit jdm einen Pakt schließen

pact

[pækt] npatto, trattato, accordo

pact

(pӕkt) noun
an agreement, especially if formal and/or between the representatives of nations. They made a pact to help each other.
References in classic literature ?
Don Quixote was not very well satisfied with the divinations of the ape, as he did not think it proper that an ape should divine anything, either past or future; so while Master Pedro was arranging the show, he retired with Sancho into a corner of the stable, where, without being overheard by anyone, he said to him, "Look here, Sancho, I have been seriously thinking over this ape's extraordinary gift, and have come to the conclusion that beyond doubt this Master Pedro, his master, has a pact, tacit or express, with the devil.
Should it unhappily be necessary to appeal to these delicate truths for a justification for dispensing with the consent of particular States to a dissolution of the federal pact, will not the complaining parties find it a difficult task to answer the MULTIPLIED and IMPORTANT infractions with which they may be confronted?
A moment later the officers began to bustle among the men, pushing them into a more com- pact mass and into a better alignment.
De Montfort has told him as much a dozen times, and now that all of us, both Norman and Saxon barons, have already met together and formed a pact for our mutual protection the King must surely realize that the time for temporizing be past, and that unless he would have a civil war upon his hands he must keep the promises he so glibly makes, instead of breaking them the moment De Montfort's back be turned.
They know that it will be well to have a friend here when the time comes for drawing up the pact.
Five score of head-hunting cannibals on the fringe of the jungle, fifteen Su'u return blacks in the boat, seven black boat's crew, and a solitary white man with a cigar in his mouth, a rifle at his hip, and an Irish terrier bristling against his bare calf, kept the solemn pact of those ten seconds, and no one of them knew or guessed what the outcome would be.
Wert thou so void of fear or shame As offer them to me, the Son of God-- To me my own, on such abhorred pact, That I fall down and worship thee as God?
The SOCIAL CONTRACT founded upon this basis will be a perpetual pact between those who have and those who have not.
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KUWAIT CITY - The Kuwaiti parliamentary committee for foreign relations on Thursday rejected a security pact ratified by other Gulf nations, with MPs saying the government-backed treaty is unconstitutional.
For those who have accused us of being traitors after approving the GCC security pact, we say shut up, and our patriotism will haunt you," he said.