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Definition of Treaty


  1. The act of treating for the adjustment of differences, as for forming an agreement; negotiation.
  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.

Treaty Quotations

The secret of politics? Make a good treaty with Russia.
Otto von Bismarck

When the peace treaty is signed, the war isn't over for the veterans, or the family. It's just starting.
Karl Marlantes

When the tyrant has disposed of foreign enemies by conquest or treaty, and there is nothing more to fear from them, then he is always stirring up some war or other, in order that the people may require a leader.

As a consequence of the terms of the Treaty of Versailles, the officer corps of the old army became part of this class, as did that part of the younger generation who, in the old Germany, would have become officers or civil servants.
Gustav Stresemann

Should hostilities once break out between Japan and the United States, it is not enough that we take Guam and the Philippines, nor even Hawaii and San Francisco. We would have to march into Washington and sign the treaty in the White House.
Isoroku Yamamoto
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Treaty Translations

treaty in Dutch is verdrag, traktaat, verhandeling
treaty in German is Staatsvertrag, Vertrag, Vertrag
treaty in Latin is pactum, pax pacis
treaty in Portuguese is tratado
treaty in Spanish is tratado
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