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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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