What does Treaty mean?

Definitions for Treatyˈtri ti

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Treaty.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. treaty, pact, accord(noun)

    a written agreement between two states or sovereigns


  1. treaty(Noun)

    A binding agreement under international law concluded by subjects of international law, namely states and international organizations.

  2. Origin: From traité, from tractatus, from tractare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Treaty(noun)

    the act of treating for the adjustment of differences, as for forming an agreement; negotiation

  2. Treaty(noun)

    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. Treaty(noun)

    a proposal tending to an agreement

  4. Treaty(noun)

    a treatise; a tract


  1. Treaty

    A treaty is an express agreement under international law entered into by actors in international law, namely sovereign states and international organizations. A treaty may also be known as an agreement, protocol, covenant, contract,convention, pact, or exchange of letters, among other terms. Regardless of terminology, all of these forms of agreements are, under international law, equally considered treaties and the rules are the same. Treaties can be loosely compared to contracts: both are means of willing parties assuming obligations among themselves, and a party to either that fails to live up to their obligations can be held liable under international law.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Treaty' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2015

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Treaty' in Nouns Frequency: #819


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Treaty in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Treaty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kathryne Bomberger:

    Rarely in life can you change the world, and I think this treaty is something that does change the world, cAN'T DO IT ALONE.

  2. G. C. Lichtenberg:

    He was then in his fifty-fourth year, when even in the case of poets reason and passion begin to discuss a peace treaty and usually conclude it not very long afterwards.

  3. Jens Stoltenberg:

    North Atlantic Treaty Organization does not possess or North Atlantic Treaty Organization does n’t sell military equipment, that is something the nations are doing or not doing.

  4. Josefina Vidal:

    We've explained to the U.S. government in the past that there are some people living in Cuba to whom Cuba has legitimately granted political asylum, there's no extradition treaty in effect between Cuba and the U.S..

  5. Gunther Krichbaum:

    When Merkel visited London last year there was also the expectation that she would meet the demands of the British prime minister on changes to the EU treaty. She didn’t do this then and she certainly won’t do it now.

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