noun, plural trea·ties.
Origin of treaty
Examples from the Web for treaty
Start out with that so you understand what happened, beginning with the Treaty of Westphalia.
Treaty compliance issues are the purview of the State Department.Pentagon Moves to Block Russian Spy Plane in American Skies|Eli Lake|April 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The 300 year anniversary of the treaty that joined Ukraine to Russia was a happy coincidence, he said.
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|Michael Tomasky|February 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Josh Rogin|February 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The line of Messrs. Featherstonhaugh and Mudge is even less in conformity to the terms of the treaty.A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: Tyler|Compiled by James D. Richardson
Send to Harold mildly, and gently remind him of oath and of relics—of treaty and pledge.Harold, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The treaty was then read to them, after which the governor went over its provisions, explaining them, etc.The Life of Isaac Ingalls Stevens, Volume II (of 2)|Hazard Stevens
When it became evident that the treaty was hopelessly lost, the people of Panama rose literally as one man.State of the Union Addresses of Theodore Roosevelt|Theodore Roosevelt
By an agreement, all parties met at Indian Spring to consider a second treaty, early in February, 1825.Revolutionary Reader|Sophie Lee Foster
British Dictionary definitions for treaty
noun plural -ties
- 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 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
Word Origin for treaty
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.