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noun History/Historical.
any of the ports in China, Japan, or Korea through which trade with foreign countries was permitted by special treaty.
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Origin of treaty port

First recorded in 1880–85
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treaty port

noun
(in China, Japan, and Korea during the second half of the 19th and first half of the 20th century) a city, esp a port, in which foreigners, esp Westerners, were allowed by treaty to conduct trade
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