Meaning of TREATY in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈtrē-tē ]


( 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


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's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.