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noun

an agreement, covenant, or compact: We made a pact not to argue any more.
an agreement or treaty between two or more nations: a pact between Germany and Italy.

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Origin of pact

1400–50; late Middle English pact(e)<Middle French <Latin pactum, noun use of neuter of past participle of pacīscī to make a bargain, contract

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH pact

packed, pact
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British Dictionary definitions for pact

pact
/ (pækt) /

noun

an agreement or compact between two or more parties, nations, etc, for mutual advantage

Word Origin for pact

C15: from Old French pacte, from Latin pactum, from pacīscī to agree
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