Share this entry
pact Line breaks: pact

Definition of pact in English:


A formal agreement between individuals or parties: the country negotiated a trade pact with the US
More 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.


Late Middle English: from Old French, from Latin pactum 'something agreed', 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
Definition of pact in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources