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The pact covered two months, September and October, but “may be extended by the parties,” the filing states.Exclusive: Did This Manhattan Firm Help Shield a Russian Fund From Sanctions?|Bill Conroy|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At the same time, the Warsaw Pact threat was disintegrating.How the Pentagon Strangles Its Most Advanced Stealth Warplanes|Bill Sweetman|October 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On the left, they are hemmed in by the pact of solidarity among self-identified oppressed groups.Rand Paul’s Comments on GOP Voter-ID Laws Mark a Turning Point|James Poulos|May 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He fears a rural domestic backlash and continued foreign meddling as a result of the pact.Taliban Slams Loya Jirga Bilateral Security Agreement|Ron Moreau & Sami Yousafzai|November 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
She explained that she had “made a pact with God” that if he cured her child of autism, she would share that path with the world.
This pact but stimulated the emulation of the three young people.The Sufistic Quatrains of Omar Khayyam|Omar Khayyam
And I will put my bow in the sky, and it shall be a sign of our pact.Instigations|Ezra Pound
Romanians may wear on their uniforms medals awarded by other Warsaw Pact countries but not those of any other foreign country.Area Handbook for Romania|Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
The sentence seemed to have a cabalistic significance—a pact—a threat which each man held over the other.The Vagrant Duke|George Gibbs
In real sorcery there is no such thing as a pact with a devil, and becoming his slave after a time.Legends of Florence|Charles Godfrey Leland
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Word Origin for pact
Word Origin and History for pact
early 15c., from Old French pacte "agreement, treaty, compact" (14c.), from Latin pactum "agreement, contract, covenant," noun use of neuter past participle of pacisci "to covenant, to agree, make a treaty," from PIE root *pag- "fix, join together, unite, make firm" (cf. Sanskrit pasa- "cord, rope," Avestan pas- "to fetter," Greek pegnynai "to fix, make firm, fast or solid," Latin pangere "to fix, to fasten," Slavonic paž "wooden partition," Old English fegan "to join," fon "to catch seize").