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trea·ty

 (trē′tē)
n. pl. trea·ties
1.
a. A formal written agreement between two or more nations.
b. The document in which such an agreement is set down.
2. Archaic Negotiation for the purpose of reaching an agreement.
3. Obsolete
a. A contract or agreement.
b. An entreaty.

[Middle English tretee, from Old French traite, from Latin tractātus, discussion, from past participle of tractāre, to drag about, deal with; see treat.]

treaty

(ˈtriːtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. a formal agreement or contract between two or more states, such as an alliance or trade arrangement
b. the document in which such a contract is written
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) any international agreement
3. any pact or agreement
4. (Commerce) an agreement between two parties concerning the purchase of property at a price privately agreed between them
5. archaic negotiation towards an agreement
6. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in Canada)
a. any of the formal agreements between Indian bands and the federal government by which the Indians surrender their land rights in return for various forms of aid
b. (as modifier): treaty Indians; treaty money.
7. an obsolete word for entreaty
[C14: from Old French traité, from Medieval Latin tractātus treaty, from Latin: discussion, from tractāre to manage; see treat]
ˈtreatyless adj

trea•ty

(ˈtri ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. a formal agreement between two or more states with reference to peace, alliance, commerce, or other international relations.
2. the formal document embodying such an international agreement.
3. any agreement or compact.
[1350–1400; Middle English trete < Anglo-French < Latin tractātus tractate]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.treaty - a written agreement between two states or sovereignstreaty - 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

treaty

noun agreement, pact, contract, bond, alliance, bargain, convention, compact, covenant, entente, concordat negotiations over a 1992 treaty on global warming

treaty

noun
A formal, usually written settlement between nations:
Translations
مُعَاهَدَةمُعاهَدَه
smlouvamezinárodní smlouva
traktat
sopimus
ugovor
államközi szerzõdésszerződés
milliríkjasamningur, sáttmáli
条約
조약
līgums
pogodba
fördrag
สนธิสัญญา
hiệp ước

treaty

[ˈtriːtɪ] Ntratado m
Treaty of Accession (to EC) → Tratado m de Adhesión
Treaty of RomeTratado m de Roma
Treaty of UtrechtTratado m de Utrecht

treaty

[ˈtriːti] ntraité m

treaty

nVertrag m

treaty

[ˈtriːtɪ] ntrattato, patto
to sell a house by private treaty (agreement) → vendere una casa con un accordo privato

treaty

(ˈtriːti) plural ˈtreaties noun
a formal agreement between states or governments. They signed a peace treaty.

treaty

مُعَاهَدَة smlouva traktat Vertrag συνθήκη tratado sopimus traité ugovor trattato 条約 조약 verdrag traktat traktat tratado договор fördrag สนธิสัญญา anlaşma hiệp ước 条约
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Yes, and in that very treaty Cromwell signed his name above mine.
You have a treaty with him, that is to say, with England, since when you signed that treaty M.
The case of the treaty of peace with Britain adds great weight to this reasoning.
But the admission of consuls into the United States, where no previous treaty has stipulated it, seems to have been nowhere provided for.
At the conclusion of each massacre in either country, or as soon thereafter as practicable, or at stated regular periods, as may be provided by treaty, there shall be an exchange of scalps between the two Governments, scalp for scalp, without regard to sex or age; the Government having the greatest number is to be taxed on the excess at the rate of $1000 a scalp, and the other Government credited with the amount.
The Frondeurs will have a treaty and your eminence must sign it before us, promising at the same time to obtain the queen's consent to it.
Having secured a large booty, the Lion on their return from the forest asked the Ass to allot his due portion to each of the three partners in the treaty.
I find them recorded in my notes under the headings of "The Adventure of the Second Stain," "The Adventure of the Naval Treaty," and "The Adventure of the Tired Captain.
No State shall enter into any Treaty, Alliance, or Confederation; grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal; coin Money; emit Bills of Credit; make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts; pass any Bill of Attainder, ex post facto Law, or Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts, or grant any Title of Nobility.
The just imputations on our own faith, in respect to the same treaty, ought first to be removed.
For this purpose, Mrs Western proposed not only an immediate conclusion of the treaty with Allworthy, but as immediately to carry it into execution; saying, "That there was no other way to succeed with her niece, but by violent methods, which she was convinced Sophia had not sufficient resolution to resist.
I have advised the Emperor not to renew the treaty.