- a formal agreement between two or more states in reference to peace, alliance, commerce, or other international relations.
- the formal document embodying such an international agreement.
- any agreement or compact.
Origin of treaty
Examples from the Web for treaty
Start out with that so you understand what happened, beginning with the Treaty of Westphalia.McCain’s 13 Favorite Soldiers
November 11, 2014
Treaty compliance issues are the purview of the State Department.Pentagon Moves to Block Russian Spy Plane in American Skies
April 18, 2014
The 300 year anniversary of the treaty that joined Ukraine to Russia was a happy coincidence, he said.Khrushchev’s Son: “Russia Will Never Surrender”
April 2, 2014
The Treaty of Detroit, and the general idea that management should make peace with labor, was and is anathema to these people.Can a Senator Stop a Union? Bob Corker Is Certainly Trying
February 14, 2014
The Daily Beast first reported in November that the U.S. government believes Russia has breached its treaty obligations.Russian Foreign Minister: We Can’t Get Assad to Do Anything
February 1, 2014
A treaty was framed, and at first rejected by the United States Senate.The Nation in a Nutshell
George Makepeace Towle
He is now actually in treaty for an inn, which will do his business for life.Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9)
Action on this treaty is expected to take place in about ten years.
This island had been restored to France by the Treaty of Amiens.The History of the First West India Regiment
A. B. Ellis
The treaty, as it transpires, is the source of general cavil.
- a formal agreement or contract between two or more states, such as an alliance or trade arrangement
- the document in which such a contract is written
- any international agreement
- any pact or agreement
- an agreement between two parties concerning the purchase of property at a price privately agreed between them
- archaic negotiation towards an agreement
- (in Canada)
- any of the formal agreements between Indian bands and the federal government by which the Indians surrender their land rights in return for various forms of aid
- (as modifier)treaty Indians; treaty money
- an obsolete word for entreaty
Word Origin and History for treaty
late 14c., "treatment, discussion," from Old French traité "assembly, agreement, treaty," from Latin tractatus "discussion, handling," from tractare "to handle, manage" (see treat). Sense of "contract between nations" is first recorded early 15c.