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.
Etymology: 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.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
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.
A form of official agreement created through discussion and approved in legislation created by a form of unity government and ratified into the legislation of the relevant member countries that are party to the agreement by all forms of relevant unity government.
The peace treaty is agreed between the countries and is ratified easily and efficiently.Submitted by MaryC on February 29, 2020
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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
Examples of treaty in a Sentence
That means increasing presence in central-eastern Europe, both in terms of infrastructure and in terms of troops of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. This is to be agreed ... what shape this presence would take.
Today, everything points to the need to have substantial presence of both infrastructure and military units on the ground in central European countries, as well as a well worked-out system for these units and defense should there be any act of aggression, that means increasing presence in central-eastern Europe, both in terms of infrastructure and in terms of troops of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. This is to be agreed ... what shape this presence would take.
There's an open debate over whether the ICC can drag the soldiers and officials which aren't parties to the treaty before it, the United States is taking on the role in being a major critic and objector of the ICC.
Our government has been clear that we are a rule-of-law country and that we honor our extradition treaty commitments. That is what we need to do and that is what we will do.
This shouldn't lead to careless suggestions about scrapping an international treaty we spent years putting together.
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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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