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pact Syllabification: pact

Definition of pact in English:


A formal agreement between individuals or parties.
Example sentences
  • All constitutional parties opposed to the pact were unionist, and they had no such difficulty in uniting.
  • Traditionally, the Congress has eschewed formal, pre-poll pacts.
  • If free trade were the only purpose of these trade pacts, the agreements could be written on a few sheets of paper.
agreement, treaty, entente, protocol, deal, settlement, concordat, accord;
armistice, truce
formal concord


Late Middle English: from Old French, from Latin pactum 'something agreed upon', neuter past participle (used as a noun) of paciscere 'agree'.

Words that rhyme with pact

abreact, abstract, act, attract, bract, compact, contract, counteract, diffract, enact, exact, extract, fact, humpbacked, impact, interact, matter-of-fact, protract, redact, refract, retroact, subcontract, subtract, tact, tract, transact, unbacked, underact, untracked
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