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Meaning of “pact” in the English Dictionary

"pact" in British English

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pactnoun [C]

uk   us   /pækt/
C2 a ​formalagreement between two ​people or ​groups of ​people: The United States and Canada have signed a free-trade pact. [+ to infinitive] Big ​drugcompaniesplan to form a pact with the National Institutes of Health toshareinformation.

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(Definition of pact from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pact" in American English

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pactnoun [C]

 us   /pækt/
a ​formalagreement between two ​people or ​groups of ​people: a ​peace pact
(Definition of pact from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"pact" in Business English

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pactnoun [C]

uk   us   /pækt/
a ​formalagreement between two or more ​people, ​groups of ​people, or ​organizations: a pact with sb The ​freetrade pact with the United ​States should be completed soon. The ​company has signed a pact with its ​unions that ​guarantees no further ​jobcuts.
(Definition of pact from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pact”
in Korean 조약…
in Arabic ميثاق…
in Malaysian pakatan…
in French pacte…
in Russian договор, пакт…
in Chinese (Traditional) 契約, 條約, 協定…
in Italian patto…
in Turkish antlaşma, pakt…
in Polish pakt, układ…
in Spanish pacto…
in Vietnamese hiệp ước…
in Portuguese pacto…
in Thai สัญญา…
in German der Pakt…
in Catalan pacte…
in Japanese 契約, 協定…
in Chinese (Simplified) 契约, 条约, 协定…
in Indonesian pakta…
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