Meaning of TREATY in English


Pronunciation: ' tr ē -t ē

Function: noun

Inflected Form: plural treaties

Etymology: Middle English trete, from Anglo-French treté, from past participle of treter to discuss, treat

Date: 14th century

1 : the action of treating and especially of negotiating

2 a : an agreement or arrangement made by negotiation: (1) : PRIVATE TREATY (2) : a contract in writing between two or more political authorities (as states or sovereigns) formally signed by representatives duly authorized and usually ratified by the lawmaking authority of the state b : a document in which such a contract is set down

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.