Treaty vs pact

  • Egmont

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    In that meaning, they are the same. However, a treaty can only be between two countries. Pact has more meanings than the one you quoted*. It can refer to any agreement: "The two companies made a pact not to pursue each other's customers;" "the two men made a pact to share their winnings in the poker tournament."

    *If that is the only definition of pact that this dictionary gives, it is not a very good dictionary.
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