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Meaning of PACT

Pronunciation:  pakt

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a written agreement between two states or sovereigns

PACT is a 4 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: accord, treaty
 See Also: alliance, convention, pacification, peace, peace treaty, SALT I, SALT II, Treaty of Versailles, written agreement



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pact\, n. [L. pactum, fr. paciscere to make a bargain or
contract, fr. pacere to settle, or agree upon; cf. pangere to
fasten, Gr. ?, Skr. p[=a]ca bond, and E. fang: cf. F. pacie.
Cf. {Peace}, {Fadge}, v.]
An agreement; a league; a compact; a covenant. --Bacon.

      The engagement and pact of society whish goes by the
      name of the constitution.                --Burke.

Thesaurus Terms
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