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pact

Syllabification: pact
Pronunciation: /pakt
 
/

Definition of pact in English:

noun

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.
Synonyms
agreement, treaty, entente, protocol, deal, settlement, concordat, accord;
armistice, truce
formal concord

Origin

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

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