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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.
pactnoun 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
pactpromise 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.