treaty, pact, accord(noun)
a written agreement between two states or sovereigns
A binding agreement under international law concluded by subjects of international law, namely states and international organizations.
Origin: From traité, from tractatus, from tractare.
the act of treating for the adjustment of differences, as for forming an agreement; negotiation
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
a proposal tending to an agreement
a treatise; a tract
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.
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Rank popularity for the word 'Treaty' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2015
Rank popularity for the word 'Treaty' in Nouns Frequency: #819
The numerical value of Treaty in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of Treaty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A treaty is not a Bible. We can also review.
Only a peace treaty or war would end our operation here.
The advice we're getting is that we will need Treaty change.
I can't see treaty change as a realistic option within the course of two years.
And because it is not a treaty, it can and should be revisited by our next president.
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Translations for Treaty
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- mezinárodní smlouvaCzech
- Vertrag, BündnisGerman
- cùmhnantScottish Gaelic
- perjanjian, traktatIndonesian
- 條約, 조약Korean
- verdrag, overeenkomst, traktaatDutch
- traktat, umowaPolish
- tratado, acordoPortuguese
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