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


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.


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
"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

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.

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