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
We have been trying to send a message to Russia for several years that we know they are violating the treaty. We have shown Russia the evidence that we have, that they are violating the treaty, they are building a medium-range ballistic missile in violation of the INF. That is a fact which we have proven.
I acknowledge the fiscal measures are harsh, that they won't benefit the Greek economy, but I'm forced to accept them, a NEW VERSAILLES TREATY.
Small island countries need that confidence ... to accept a treaty that does not have 2 degrees guaranteed anywhere, it has to be flexible enough to allow for greater ambition, that's what all the component parts must add up to.
This fact is significant because the U.S. has no comparable capability due to our adherence to the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with Russia.
There is no change to our stance that we strongly urge South Korea to take appropriate and timely steps to comply with international law, and accept an arbitrator in accordance with the treaty.
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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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