Treaty

Trea"ty

(?), n.;
pl. Treaties (#).
[OE. tretee, F. trait, LL. tractatus; cf. L. tractatus a handling, treatment, consultation, tractate. See Treat, and cf. Tractate.] 1. The act of treating for the adjustment of differences, as for forming an agreement; negotiation. "By sly and wise treaty." Chaucer.
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He cast by treaty and by trains
Her to persuade.
Spenser.
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2. An agreement so made; specifically, an agreement, league, or contract between two or more nations or sovereigns, formally signed by commissioners properly authorized, and solemnly ratified by the several sovereigns, or the supreme power of each state; an agreement between two or more independent states; as, a treaty of peace; a treaty of alliance.
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3. A proposal tending to an agreement. [Obs.] Shak.
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4. A treatise; a tract. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.
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