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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.

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

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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As we have seen, the Stability and Growth Pact fails on both counts to be a viable rule: the unlikely benefits of expansionary consolidation in the eurozone context are not credible while the very real benefits for large, less open, eurozone members to use countercyclical policy to offset the loss of monetary autonomy are.
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The UK Plastics Pact, which will be delivered by WRAP, is a trailblazing and collaborative initiative that will create a circular economy for plastics.
Dr Mahathir suggested today that the EC was intentionally delaying its response to deny his pact time to react to a negative outcome.
Korea's possible membership of the pact will certainly give the country more maneuvering room to negotiate the revision of its bilateral trade deal with the U.S.
Malala said despite the pact, the opposition will continue to call for dialogue to end electoral injustice, reconstitute the IEBC and end police brutality.
In addition to the four original signatories and the United States, the list of countries that gave the pact preliminary approval in February 2016 includes Australia, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru and Vietnam.
We examine PACT implementation in one VHA network (also called Veterans Integrated Service Network, or VISN), VISN 4, which covers 104 counties, including the majority of Pennsylvania, Delaware, and West Virginia, and parts of Ohio, New York, and New Jersey.
DoT had termed 3G spectrum- sharing pacts as illegal and asked the operators to terminate their agreements.
"The pact has been approved by true men and women who care about the country's interests more than you do."