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A bargain, compact, or agreement. An agreement between two or more nations or states that is similar to, but less complex than, a treaty.


noun agreement, alliance, arrangement, assurance, bargain, bond, charter, coalition, compact, compromise, concordance, concordat, consentaneity, consortium, contract, convention, cooperation, covenant, deal, entente, foedus, guarantee, indenture, league, mutual agreement, mutual pledge, mutual promise, pactio, paction, pactum, pledge, promise, reconciliation, settlement, stipulation, treaty, understanding, union, operose, operosus, particular, plodding, precise, punctilious, regardful, sedulous, sedulus, sparing no pains, strenuous, strict, thorough, untiring, zealous
See also: accordance, adjustment, agree, agreement, arrangement, assurance, bargain, cartel, compact, condition, contract, covenant, deal, duty, guaranty, indenture, league, mutual understanding, obligation, peace, policy, promise, protocol, settlement, specialty, stipulation, treaty, understanding


promise or agreement, often used of important treaties between states.

PACT, civil law. An agreement made by two or more persons on the same subject in order to form some engagement, or to dissolve or modify, one already made, conventio est duorum in idem placitum consensus de re solvenda, id. est facienda vel praestanda. Dig. 2, 14; Clef des Lois Rom. h.t.; Ayl. Pand. 558; Merl, Rep. Pacte, h.t.

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For ten years, our partnership with McLaren Honda has allowed us to reach this audience with our responsible drinking message and urge people to Join The Pact to never drink and drive.
To examine whether changes in health care delivery in the VHA under the PACT transformation led to changes in organizational processes of care and patient outcomes, we link detailed interview-based qualitative data on PACT implementation to quantitative outcomes from VHA clinical encounter data.
The pact has been approved by true men and women who care about the country's interests more than you do.
Terming the security pact as against the national interest and chanting anti-US slogans, the demonstrators asked President Hamid Karzai not to sign the controversial pact, Xinhua reported.
DIMAN, Lebanon: The Maronite patriarch said Friday that Lebanon should return to its National Pact and adopt a policy of "no West, no East" to deal with political and other challenges faced by the country.
No senior police officer was in attendance at the meeting to explain how this will work but he will be receiving an invitation to join us at the next PACT meeting in March.
The signing of the military intelligence-sharing pact with Japan was postponed at the last minute last Friday, due to a strong political outcry in South Korea, where historically rooted anti-Japanese sentiment is still strong.
This is a pact that we postponed at the risk of a diplomatic gaffe and it is difficult to pull out of it.
Raja Azzaim, the Syrian charge d'affaires said today: 'the Iraqi Foreign Minister asked me to inform my government that Iraq would welcome a visit to Baghdad by a Syrian mission to negotiate and conclude a bilateral military defence pact.
Djankov's new position is a retreat from his vigorous push for his brainchild, a fiscal board designed to restrict budget deficit constitutionally, as he previously hoped to see the Pact adopted by September; other representatives of the ruling center-right party GERB such as Parliament Chair Tsetska Tsacheva had even suggested the legislation could be adopted by the end of June.
The Moroccan cities that have adhered to the pact include Rabat, Casablanca, Kenitra, Meknes, Essaouira, Ouarzazate, Khouribga, Settat, Temara and Benslimane.
security pact signed in 2007, calling it an "unconstitutional agreement.