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Jay's Treaty

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for jay's treaty

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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