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"treaty" in British English

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treatynoun [C]

uk   /ˈtriː.ti/  us   /-t̬i/
C2 a written ​agreement between two or more ​countries, ​formallyapproved and ​signed by ​theirleaders: a peace treaty the treaty onEuropeanunion [+ to infinitive] We've signed/​concluded a treaty withneighbouringstates tolimit emissions of ​harmfulgases.

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

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treatynoun [C]

 us   /ˈtri·t̬i/
politics & government a written ​agreement between two or more ​countries that is ​formallyapproved and ​signed by ​theirleaders: Under the treaty (= ​according to the ​agreement), inspections are ​required to ​see if any ​country is ​secretlydevelopingnucleararms.
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treatynoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈtriːti/ (plural treaties)
GOVERNMENT, LAW an ​agreement between two or more countries, ​formallyapproved by their ​governments: ratify/sign a treaty The latest ​nation to ​ratify the treaty is France.an air/trade treaty The US ​wants a new ​air treaty with the UK to ​liftbarriers on the cities that each ​nations' ​carriers can ​serve.
LAW a ​formalagreement between two ​people, ​companies, or ​organizations: Sales of ​partnershipproperty should be ​conducted by ​private treaty or at ​auction.
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(Definition of treaty from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “treaty”
in Korean 조약…
in Arabic مُعاهَدة…
in Malaysian perjanjian…
in French traité…
in Russian соглашение, договор…
in Chinese (Traditional) 條約, 協定…
in Italian trattato…
in Turkish antlaşma, muahede…
in Polish traktat…
in Spanish tratado…
in Vietnamese hiệp ước…
in Portuguese tratado…
in Thai สนธิสัญญา…
in German der Vertrag…
in Catalan tractat…
in Japanese (国家間の)条約, 協定…
in Chinese (Simplified) 条约, 协定…
in Indonesian persetujuan…
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