[ pakt ]
/ pækt /


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.

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

Can be confused

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British Dictionary definitions for pact


/ (pækt) /


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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