an agreement, covenant, or compact: We made a pact not to argue any more.
an agreement or treaty between two or more nations: a pact between Germany and Italy.

1400–50; late Middle English pact(e) < Middle French < Latin pactum, noun use of neuter of past participle of pacīscī to make a bargain, contract

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pact (pækt)
an agreement or compact between two or more parties, nations, etc, for mutual advantage
[C15: from Old French pacte, from Latin pactum, from pacīscī to agree]

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Word Origin & History

early 15c., from M.Fr. pacte "agreement, treaty, compact," from L. pactum "contract, covenant," from neut. pp. of pacisci "to covenant, to agree, make a treaty," from PIE base *pag- "fix, join together, unite, make firm" (cf. Skt. pasa- "cord, rope," Avestan pas- "to fetter," Gk. pegnynai "to fix, make
firm, fast or solid," L. pangere "to fix, to fasten," Rus. pazu "joint," O.E. fegan "to join," fon "to catch seize").
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Example sentences
Room for manoeuvre in fiscal policy is limited because of the stability pact.
Yet the pact only gave each side a chance to breathe deeply and rearm for what
  would be a much bloodier war.
They said the pact is the first to include interactive programming for comedy
  and dramatic series.
The four-year pact calls for pay raises, bonuses, and eligibility for merit pay.
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