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Definition of "pact" []

  • A formal agreement, such as one between nations; a treaty. (noun)
  • A compact; a bargain. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pact" in a sentence
  • "Haiti was the first island in the Western hemisphere to overthrow slavery and white oppression -- this is what you call a pact with the Devil?"
  • "This pact is arousing particularly strong interest in Japan, as it is being forged between two of our most important trading partners."
  • "Albert Gubay is one of them: this year, he fulfilled what he calls a "pact with God", giving his entire $1.1 billion fortune to a charitable trust - bar a reported $15 million set aside for his family."