Pact


Pact

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 between two or more political parties or other organizations.

Notable international pacts include:

  • Anti-Comintern Pact between Germany and Japan (1936)
  • Auto Pact between Canada and the United States (1965)
  • Kellogg-Briand Pact, a multilateral treaty against war (1928)
  • London Pact between Italy and the Triple Entente (Great Britain, France, and Russia) (1915)
  • Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact between Germany and the Soviet Union (1939)
  • Neutrality pact between Japan and the Soviet Union (1941)
  • North Atlantic pact, organizing the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (1949)
  • Pact of Steel between Italy and Germany (1939)
  • Stability and Growth Pact between European Union member states about fiscal policy (1997)
  • Tripartite Pact between Italy, Germany, and Japan (1940)
  • U.S.-North Korea Agreed Framework concerning the latter country's development of nuclear power (1994)
  • Warsaw Pact of Eastern European communist countries, led by the Soviet Union (1955)

Myth

  • Pact with the Devil

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  • 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 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • 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… …   Wikipedia

  • 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 …   Law dictionary

  • 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

  • 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 …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Pact — País …   Wikipedia Español

  • 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 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • 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,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • pact — compact, *contract, bargain, treaty, entente, convention, cartel, concordat …   New Dictionary of Synonyms


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