Treaty

Definition of Treaty

Trea´ty
n.1.The act of treating for the adjustment of differences, as for forming an agreement; negotiation.
He cast by treaty and by trains
Her to persuade.
- Spenser.
2.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.A proposal tending to an agreement.
4.A treatise; a tract.

Related Words

NATO, SEATO, accord, arrangement, capitulation, cartel, charter, concord, concordat, contract, convention, deal, entente, entente cordiale, international agreement, league, mutual-defense treaty, nonaggression pact, paction, reconciliation, settlement, understanding
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