• WordNet 3.6
    • n pact a written agreement between two states or sovereigns
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n pact păkt An agreement; a league; a compact; a covenant. "The engagement and pact of society which goes by the name of the constitution."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pact An agreement; a compact.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pact pakt that which is agreed on: an agreement: a contract—also Pac′tion
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. pactum, fr. paciscere, to make a bargain or contract, fr. pacere, to settle, or agree upon; cf. pangere, to fasten, Gr. phgny`nai, Skr. pāça, bond, and E. fang,: cf. F. pacte,. Cf. Peace Fadge (v.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. pactumpacisci, pactus, to contract.


In literature:

The woman is mine by the pact of centuries.
"The Thing from the Lake" by Eleanor M. Ingram
Peace units and peace pacts.+ The in-group when it is merged in a state by conquest and compounding becomes a peace unit.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
The pact was between him and me, and I've followed it to the letter, telling no one.
"The Long Voyage" by Carl Richard Jacobi
Theirs was a pact which depended for continuance entirely upon its agreeable quality.
"Melomaniacs" by James Huneker
Well, a few exceptionally cold natures may have will power enough to carry into effect such a pact.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
The Face of God will be seen in the pact nature has made with earth and stone.
"The Land of Look Behind" by Paul Cameron Brown
I will match mine against yours, or make a pact, as you desire.
"Nuala O'Malley" by H. Bedford-Jones
He therefore makes a pact with some of Logan's debtors.
"James VI and the Gowrie Mystery" by Andrew Lang
Calvert laughed as he laid down the cigar, but his obedience ratified the pact between them.
"A Rent In A Cloud" by Charles James Lever
Electra had now no more doubt of the unspoken pact between them than if it had been sealed by all the most blessed vows.
"Rose MacLeod" by Alice Brown

In poetry:

For some be rogues in grain, Red Earl,
And some be rogues in fact,
And rogues direct and rogues elect;
But all be rogues in pact.
"The Ballad of the Red Earl" by Rudyard Kipling
The pact of the "blind swallowing
Thing," with himself, to eat
The world, and not to be driven off it
Until it is gone, even if it takes
"For The Last Wolverine" by James Dickey
"And lo, these winds that rove the sea
Unto our pact shall witness be,
And of the oath which binds us both
Shall be the judge 'twixt me and thee!"
"Yvytot" by Eugene Field
CYPRIAN. I renounce then with my utmost
Power the pact that I made with thee;
What compelled Him (this I urge thee
In that God's great name) to guard her?
"The Wonder-Working Magician - Act III" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Then Fergus to the court and camp went back,
While to his people and his tent repaired
Ferdiah, and he told them of the pact
Made that same night between him and the queen.
"Ferdiah; Or, The Fight At The Ford" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Knowledge had made a deadlier pact with death,
Nor strength nor steel availed against that bond:
Slowly approached--and Britain held her breath--
The battle booming from the deeps beyond.
"The Phantom Fleet" by Alfred Noyes

In news:

Pact Jobs Helped Arrange Had Grant Date 3 Months Before Deal Was Signed.
SPD Leader Gabriel Calls for European Growth Pact, Welt Reports.
Westerly OK's teachers pact with 1 pct.
Mexico's corn farmers see their livelihoods wither away / Cheap US produce pushes down prices under free-trade pact.
Fassel's Pact Extension Includes Warning: Win.
A pact is worthless when it exists between two criminal families.
Thriller Rod Lott A pact is worthless when it exists between two criminal families.
Aside from the pure financial aspect, Loughry said he supports the philosophy behind the tax-sharing pact.
Germany's Merkel: No One Is Thinking About Watering Down Stability and Growth Pact.
Romney, in office 2003 to 2007, never agreed to join the pact.
Four other players likely to also agree to AHL pacts soon.
North Korea missile launch should spark pact.
Parents with alleged suicide pact to go before a judge.
Brevard County judge will decide this afternoon if parents with an alleged suicide pact will get their two daughters back, is reporting.
US approval of arms pact with Russia looking shaky.

In science:

PACT can be seen as a programming layer providing a uniform access to heterogeneous sources of information and applications.
Logic-Based Specification Languages for Intelligent Software Agents
While light from the host galaxy also affects the signal-to-noise of the SNe, the percent increase cut used by the automatic candidate classi fication has a more signi ficant im pact on the effective sensitivity of the search.
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
Hits from all stations are collected by the Pattern Comparator Trigger (PACT) which detects the muon candidates based on the occurrence of predicted hit patterns.
The CMS High Level Trigger
RPC Trigger The RPC Pattern Trigger Logic (PACT) is based on the spatial and time coincidence of hits in four RPC muon stations.
The CMS High Level Trigger
Therefore, the PACT should recognize many spatial patterns of hits for a given transverse momentum muon.
The CMS High Level Trigger