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Hay-Pauncefote Treaty

[hey-pawns-foo t] /ˈheɪˈpɔns fʊt/
an agreement (1901) between the U.S. and Great Britain giving the U.S. the sole right to build a canal across Central America connecting the Atlantic and Pacific.
Origin of Hay-Pauncefote Treaty
named after J. M. Hay and Julian Pauncefote (1828-1902), English diplomat Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • In the Hay-Pauncefote Treaty there is no specific reference to fortification.

    The Panama Canal J. Saxon Mills
  • After a short series of negotiations he succeeded in having passed and ratified by both countries the Hay-Pauncefote Treaty.

    The Panama Canal Duncan E. McKinlay
  • The Hay-Pauncefote Treaty would be executed as amended and no one would care a fig whether it was in its original form or not.

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