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pact

noun [C] uk   /pækt/ us  
C2 a formal agreement between two people or groups of people: The United States and Canada have signed a free-trade pact. [+ to infinitive] The Liberal Democrats may form a pact with Labour to try to beat the Conservatives in the next election.
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in Korean 조약…
in Arabic ميثاق…
in French pacte…
in Turkish antlaşma, pakt…
in Italian patto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 契約, 條約, 協定…
in Russian договор, пакт…
in Polish pakt, układ…
in Spanish pacto…
in Portuguese pacto…
in German der Pakt…
in Catalan pacte…
in Japanese 契約, 協定…
in Chinese (Simplified) 契约, 条约, 协定…
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