treaty port

  1. any of the ports in China, Japan, or Korea through which trade with foreign countries was permitted by special treaty.

Origin of treaty port

First recorded in 1880–85

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British Dictionary definitions for treaty port

treaty port

  1. (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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