treaty

Definitions

  • WILLIAM PENN'S FAMOUS TREATY WITH THE INDIANS
    WILLIAM PENN'S FAMOUS TREATY WITH THE INDIANS
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n treaty a written agreement between two states or sovereigns
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The Treaty of Tordesillas divided all of South America between Spain and Portugal in 1493. Pope Alexander VI drew up the treaty following Columbus’s discovery of the New World.
    • Treaty A proposal tending to an agreement.
    • Treaty A treatise; a tract.
    • Treaty An agreement so made; specifically, an agreement, league, or contract between two or more nations or sovereigns, formally signed by commissioners properly authorized, and solemnly ratified by the several sovereigns, or the supreme power of each state; an agreement between two or more independent states; as, a treaty of peace; a treaty of alliance.
    • Treaty The act of treating for the adjustment of differences, as for forming an agreement; negotiation. "By sly and wise treaty .""He cast by treaty and by trains
      Her to persuade."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: While many treaties have been signed at or near Paris, France (including many after WWI and WWII), nine are actually known as the "Treaty of Paris": Seven Years' War (1763), American Revolutionary War (1783), French-Swede War (1810), France vs Sixth Coalition (1814), Battle of Waterloo (1815), Crimean War (1856), Spanish-American War (1898), union of Bessarabia and Romania (1920), establishment of European Coal and Steel Community (1951).
    • n treaty A discourse; account; document; treatise.
    • n treaty The act of treating or handling; conduct; management; treatment; negotiation; discussion; diplomacy.
    • n treaty An agreement; a compact; specifically, a league or contract between two or more nations or sovereigns, in modern usage formally signed by commissioners properly authorized, and solemnly ratified by the several sovereigns or the supreme power of each state. The term treaty includes all the various transactions into which states enter between themselves, such as treaties of peace or of alliance, truces. and conventions. Treaties may be for political or for commercial purposes, in which latter form they are usually temporary. Inmost monarchies the power of making and ratifying treaties is vested in the sovereign; in the United States of America it is vested in the President, by and with the consent of the Senate. Treaties may be concluded and signed by diplomatic agents, but these, of course, must he furnished with full powers by the sovereign authority of their respective states.
    • n treaty An entreaty.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Treaty the act of treating, negotiation: a formal agreement between states: (Shak., same as Entreaty)
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Quotations

  • Herbert Clark Hoover
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    “Peace is not made at the council table or by treaties, but in the hearts of men.”
  • Charles De Gaulle
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    “Treaties are like roses and young girls -- they last while they last”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. tretee, F. traité, LL. tractatus,; cf. L. tractatus, a handling, treatment, consultation, tractate. See Treat, and cf. Tractate
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. traiter—L. tractāre, to manage—trahĕre, tractum, to draw.

Usage

In literature:

In the following year the treaty was concluded.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 4 of 8" by Various
The number of Indians now having reservations secured to them by law or treaty is approximately 180,000.
"The Indian Question (1874)" by Francis A. Walker
To do so would be to betray Prussia by expressly violating the Bartenstein treaty.
"The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte" by William Milligan Sloane
This obliged the government to arrest the prizes or openly violate the treaty.
"The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. I" by Various
The American commissioners were also eager to conclude the treaty.
"The Critical Period of American History" by John Fiske
The treaty of Verdun, in 843, divided the Empire between Charlemagne's three grandsons.
"Belgium" by Emile Cammaerts
These treaties brought great benefits to Switzerland in many ways.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 07" by Various
In 1794 and 1804 new treaties were negotiated, involving additional cessions of land.
"The American Empire" by Scott Nearing
TO THE TREATY OF BRETIGNI.
"A Student's History of England, v. 1 (of 3)" by Samuel Rawson Gardiner
In April, 1902, a treaty had been signed between China and Russia.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume I (of 8)" by Various
No foreign power would make a treaty with a government which could not enforce that treaty among its own people.
"James Madison" by Sydney Howard Gay
A treaty was accordingly concluded with them by Sir William Johnson in 1765.
"Chronicles of Border Warfare" by Alexander Scott Withers
It gives great pleasure here, to hear of the step that Spain is taking, for opening a treaty with us.
"The Diplomatic Correspondence of the American Revolution, Vol. IX" by Various
The first treaty was made with the Delawares, in September, 1778.
"Opinion of the Supreme Court of the United States, at January Term, 1832, Delivered by Mr. Chief Justice Marshall in the Case of Samuel A. Worcester, Plaintiff in Error, versus the State of Georgia" by John Marshall
Lodge's refusal to accept Wilson's treaty was as unshakable as Wilson's refusal to accept Lodge's treaty.
"Woodrow Wilson's Administration and Achievements" by Frank B. Lord and James William Bryan
Over eighty arbitration treaties are now in force.
"Prize Orations of the Intercollegiate Peace Association" by Intercollegiate Peace Association
England and other countries hasten to secure similar treaties, and Japan joins the family of nations.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 6" by Various
Should they arrive before the signature of the definitive treaty, they might possibly answer very good purposes.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 14" by Various
But in 1632 Canada was restored to France by the treaty of St Germain-en-Laye.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 2" by Various
Tibet has consistently broken all her promises and treaty obligations.
"The Unveiling of Lhasa" by Edmund Candler
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In poetry:

Holland sent merchants thither too,
And peaceful treaties bind,
To conduct upright, fair and true,
All thus in commerce join'd.
"Enigma XXVI." by Elizabeth Hitchener
Their fury can't the treaty harm,
Their passion does my pity warm;
Their madness only calms my blood:
By doing hurt they do me good.
"The Believer's Riddle; or, the Mystery of Faith" by Ralph Erskine
Shall steal out and make a treaty
With the grasses and the showers,
Rail against the grey town-mother,
Fawn upon the scornful flowers;
"The Lamp Post" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
At last our Fathers saw the Treaty sealed,
Victory unhelmed her broad, majestic brow,
The Sword became a Sickle in the field,
The war horse drew the plough.
"Arms And The Man - The War Horse draws The Plough" by James Barron Hope
Are these thy trophies, Carleton! these the swords
Thy hand unsheath'd and gave the savage hordes,
Thy boasted friends, by treaties brought from far,
To aid thy master in his murderous war?
"The Columbiad: Book VI" by Joel Barlow
While they consume the pint in strife,
The purchase of a prudent wife,
'Twas thought a deed would best avail,
T'insure the bargain and the sale;
For when a treaty is to last
'Tis needful we should make all fast.
"The Pleasures Of Matrimony" by William Hutton

In news:

This American negotiating position was stated in Paris earlier this month during informal talks on the planned treaty between the industrial nations and some developing countries, officials said.
McCain hits stance on nuclear treaty.
President Saddam Hussein of Iraq cancels 1975 treaty with Iran and claims sovereignty over the Shatt al Arab, the waterway that forms part of the southern border between the countries.
Diplomats from more than 180 countries launched a month-long review of the nuclear nonproliferation treaty Monday.
Nuclear terrorism treaties still incomplete.
Out-of-date treaties keep fugitives beyond reach.
Despite crisis, Egypt can't afford to end peace treaty with Israel.
With Apple vs Samsung warfare raging in the hearts and minds of the smartphone faithful, perhaps it's time for a peace treaty .
Writer proposes a peace treaty for "fanboys" of Apple, Samsung products.
Israel says Egypt violating peace treaty in Sinai.
Last week, after receiving a petition signed by over 84,000 people, Ann Shoket, the top editor of Seventeen magazine, made several promises through a "body peace treaty ".
Israelis Cling to Faith in Peace Treaty .
The US won't sign the ITU telecom treaty as it is shaping up in the final hours of the WCIT-12 conference in Dubai.
Columbia river rolls on to 2014 treaty deadline.
Critics say the treaty weakens parental rights and violates US sovereignty.
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In science:

It is known that both the current system, according to the Treaty of Nice, and the voting system proposed in the Lisbon treaty deviate strongly from the square root law by Penrose which is known to be the ideal voting rule under certain assumptions.
Invariably Suboptimal - An attempt to improve the voting rules of Treaties of Nice and Lisbon
In this paper we investigate to which extent a change of the quota in the Treaty of Nice and the Treaty of Lisbon may bring the voting power closer to the ideal square root distribution.
Invariably Suboptimal - An attempt to improve the voting rules of Treaties of Nice and Lisbon
The current voting system, according to the Treaty of Nice, has three components.
Invariably Suboptimal - An attempt to improve the voting rules of Treaties of Nice and Lisbon
One might hope that it would be much easier to keep either the basic rules of the Nice Treaty or those of the Lisbon Treaty and modify a few voting rules.
Invariably Suboptimal - An attempt to improve the voting rules of Treaties of Nice and Lisbon
In section 3 we give a brief introduction of the voting systems towards the Treaty of Nice and the Treaty of Lisbon.
Invariably Suboptimal - An attempt to improve the voting rules of Treaties of Nice and Lisbon
With our acquired knowledge we analyze the two treaties in detail, in particular, the obvious defects concerning the distribution of voting weights, voting power and the effectiveness will be discussed in section 5.
Invariably Suboptimal - An attempt to improve the voting rules of Treaties of Nice and Lisbon
Here, we introduce our course of action to improve the two treaties towards the principle of equality under European citizens.
Invariably Suboptimal - An attempt to improve the voting rules of Treaties of Nice and Lisbon
The voting system for the Council according to the Treaty of Lisbon is less complex than the current system of Nice because only two criteria must be satisfied.
Invariably Suboptimal - An attempt to improve the voting rules of Treaties of Nice and Lisbon
Both the Treaty of Nice and the Treaty of Lisbon violate these two fundamental requirements.
Invariably Suboptimal - An attempt to improve the voting rules of Treaties of Nice and Lisbon
With the acquired knowledge about voting power and its fair distribution we will have a second look on the two treaties for the European Union.
Invariably Suboptimal - An attempt to improve the voting rules of Treaties of Nice and Lisbon
The voting power values according to the Treaty of Nice and the Treaty of Lisbon are shown in table 3.
Invariably Suboptimal - An attempt to improve the voting rules of Treaties of Nice and Lisbon
According to the Treaty of Lisbon especially the bigger and the smaller Member States achieve more voting power.
Invariably Suboptimal - An attempt to improve the voting rules of Treaties of Nice and Lisbon
The Treaty of Nice will be investigated with an unchanged simple majority of Member States, thus 14.
Invariably Suboptimal - An attempt to improve the voting rules of Treaties of Nice and Lisbon
In this publication we tried to improve these treaties with respect to such a fair distribution.
Invariably Suboptimal - An attempt to improve the voting rules of Treaties of Nice and Lisbon
The Antarctic Treaty is in fact a remarkably short and simple document comprising just 14 articles.
Astronomy in Antarctica
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