pact

/pakt/, n.
1. an agreement, covenant, or compact: We made a pact not to argue any more.
2. an agreement or treaty between two or more nations: a pact between Germany and Italy.
[1400-50; late ME pact(e) < MF < L pactum, n. use of neut. of ptp. of pacisci to make a bargain, contract]

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(as used in expressions)
Anti Comintern Pact
Hoare Laval Pact
Kellogg Briand Pact
Pact of Paris
Lateran Pact
Locarno Pact of
Baghdad Pact Organization
German Soviet Nonaggression Pact
Nazi Soviet Nonaggression Pact

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