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treaty


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Treaty  \Trea"ty\,  n.;  pl  {Treaties}.  [OE.  tretee,  F.  trait['e], 
  LL  tractatus  cf  L.  tractatus  a  handling,  treatment, 
  consultation,  tractate.  See  {Treat},  and  cf  {Tractate}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  treating  for  the  adjustment  of  differences,  as 
  for  forming  an  agreement;  negotiation.  ``By  sly  and  wise 
  treaty.''  --Chaucer. 
 
  He  cast  by  treaty  and  by  trains  Her  to  persuade. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  An  agreement  so  made  specifically,  an  agreement,  league, 
  or  contract  between  two  or  more  nations  or  sovereigns, 
  formally  signed  by  commissioners  properly  authorized,  and 
  solemnly  ratified  by  the  several  sovereigns,  or  the 
  supreme  power  of  each  state;  an  agreement  between  two  or 
  more  independent  states;  as  a  treaty  of  peace;  a  treaty 
  of  alliance. 
 
  3.  A  proposal  tending  to  an  agreement.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  4.  A  treatise;  a  tract.  [Obs.]  --Sir  T.  Browne. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  treaty 
  n  :  a  written  agreement  between  two  states  or  sovereigns  [syn:  {pact}, 
  {accord}] 




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