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Topic: GOVERNMENT

Date: 1400-1500
Language: French
Origin: pacte, from Latin pactum, from pacisci 'to agree'

pact

noun
     
pact [countable]
PGPM 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 two countries signed a non-aggression pact.
pact with
a defence pact with the USA
pact between
a peace pact between the rebels and the government
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