pact

  • 1 pact — [pækt] noun [countable] a formal agreement between two countries, companies, groups of people etc, promising to do something for each other or help each other in some way: • Workers at the factoryratified a three year pact (= made it official )… …

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  • 2 pact — [pækt] n [Date: 1400 1500; : French; Origin: pacte, from Latin pactum, from pacisci to agree ] a formal agreement between two groups, countries, or people, especially to help each other or to stop fighting ▪ the Warsaw pact make/sign a pact ▪ The …

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  • 3 pact — PACT, pacte, s.n. 1. Denumire dată unor tratate internaţionale, bilaterale sau multilaterale, cu caracter solemn, privind relaţiile politice între state, încheiate în special în scopul menţinerii păcii sau al colaborării strânse între semnatari.… …

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  • 4 PACT — was a series of compilers for the IBM 701 and IBM 704 scientific computers. Their development was conducted jointly by IBM and a committee of customers starting in 1954. PACT I was developed for the 701, and PACT IA for the 704. The emphasis in… …

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  • 5 pact — I noun agreement, alliance, arrangement, assurance, bargain, bond, charter, coalition, compact, compromise, concord, concordance, concordat, consentaneity, consortium, contract, convention, cooperation, covenant, deal, entente, foedus, guarantee …

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  • 6 pact — (p[a^]kt), n. [L. pactum, fr. paciscere to make a bargain or contract, fr. pacere to settle, or agree upon; cf. pangere to fasten, Gr. phgny nai, Skr. p[=a][,c]a bond, and E. fang: cf. F. pacte. Cf. {Peace}, {Fadge}, v.] An agreement; a league; a …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 pact — [ pækt ] noun count * an agreement between two or more people or organizations in which they promise to do something: sign/make a pact to do something: We made a pact never to tell anyone about what had happened …

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  • 8 Pact — País …

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  • 9 Pact. — Pact.     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Ecclesiastical Abbreviations     ► Abbreviation in general use, chiefly Ecclesiastical     Pactum ( Agreement ) The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume VIII. New York: Robert Appleton Company. Nihil Obstat. 1910 …

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  • 10 pact — (n.) early 15c., from O.Fr. pacte agreement, treaty, compact, from L. pactum contract, covenant, from neut. pp. of pacisci to covenant, to agree, make a treaty, from PIE root *pag fix, join together, unite, make firm (Cf. Skt. pasa cord, rope,… …

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  • 11 pact — compact, *contract, bargain, treaty, entente, convention, cartel, concordat …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 12 pact — [n] agreement alliance, arrangement, bargain, bond, compact, concord, concordat, contract, convention, covenant, deal, league, paper, piece of paper, protocol, settlement, transaction, treaty, understanding; concepts 271,684 Ant. disagreement …

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  • 13 pact — ► NOUN ▪ a formal agreement between individuals or parties. ORIGIN Latin pactum something agreed …

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  • 14 pact — [pakt] n. [OFr < L pactum, neut. of pactus, pp. of paciscere, to agree < base of pax,PEACE] an agreement between persons, groups, or nations; compact; covenant …

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  • 15 pact —    A binding agreement with a DEMON or the DEVIL for gain and services beyond the power of nature, usually in exchange for one’s soul.    The Devil’s pact is implied in biblical passages. In the book of Isaiah, the prophet Isaiah says, “For you… …

    Encyclopedia of Demons and Demonology

  • 16 Pact — For other uses, see Pact (disambiguation). A pact, from Latin pactum ( something agreed upon ), is a formal agreement. In international relations, pacts are usually between two or more sovereign states. In domestic politics, pacts are usually… …

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  • 17 pact — /pakt/, n. 1. an agreement, covenant, or compact: We made a pact not to argue any more. 2. an agreement or treaty between two or more nations: a pact between Germany and Italy. [1400 50; late ME pact(e) < MF < L pactum, n. use of neut. of ptp. of …

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  • 18 pact — n. 1) to agree to, make; sign a pact 2) to denounce a pact 3) a formal; informal pact 4) a defense; mutual assistance; nonaggression; trade pact 5) a pact to + inf. (we had a pact not to reveal the facts of the case) 6) a pact that + clause (the… …

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  • 19 pact — 01. The U.S. and Russia have signed a [pact] agreeing to destroy the majority of their nuclear weapons over the next 20 years. 02. The Prime Minister signed a non aggression [pact] with Germany. 03. The children made a [pact] together to never… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 20 pact — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ bilateral, mutual ▪ defence/defense, security ▪ non aggression, peace ▪ stability …

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