Definitions for Treatyˈtri ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

trea•tyˈtri ti(n.)(pl.)-ties.

  1. a formal agreement between two or more states with reference to peace, alliance, commerce, or other international relations.

    Category: Government

  2. the formal document embodying such an international agreement.

    Category: Government

  3. any agreement or compact.

Origin of treaty:

1350–1400; ME trete < AF < L tractātustractate

Princeton's WordNet

  1. treaty, pact, accord(noun)

    a written agreement between two states or sovereigns

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. treaty(noun)ˈtri ti

    an agreement officially signed by several countries

    the Lisbon treaty; a peace treaty


  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

Anagrams of Treaty

  1. yatter

Translations for Treaty

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a formal agreement between states or governments

They signed a peace treaty.

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