or Jay Treaty
noun U.S. History.
the agreement in 1794 between England and the U.S. by which limited trade relations were established, England agreed to give up its forts in the northwestern frontier, and a joint commission was set up to settle border disputes.
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Origin of Jay's Treaty
named after John Jay
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British Dictionary definitions for jay's treaty
/ (dʒeɪ) /
a treaty between the United States and Great Britain that settled outstanding disputes, negotiated by John Jay (1745–1829) in 1794
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