noun, plural treaties.
a formal agreement between two or more states in reference to peace, alliance, commerce, or other international relations.
the formal document embodying such an international agreement.
any agreement or compact.

1350–1400; Middle English trete < Anglo-French < Latin tractātus tractate

nontreaty, noun, plural nontreaties. Unabridged
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treaty (ˈtriːtɪ)
n , pl -ties
1.  a.  a formal agreement or contract between two or more states, such as an alliance or trade arrangement
 b.  the document in which such a contract is written
2.  any international agreement
3.  any pact or agreement
4.  an agreement between two parties concerning the purchase of property at a price privately agreed between them
5.  archaic negotiation towards an agreement
6.  in Canada
 a.  any of the formal agreements between Indian bands and the federal government by which the Indians surrender their land rights in return for various forms of aid
 b.  (as modifier): treaty Indians; treaty money
7.  an obsolete word for entreaty
[C14: from Old French traité, from Medieval Latin tractātus treaty, from Latin: discussion, from tractāre to manage; see treat]

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Word Origin & History

late 14c., "treatment, discussion," from O.Fr. traité "assembly, agreement, treaty," from L. tractatus "discussion, handling," from tractare "to handle, manage" (see treat). Sense of "contract between nations" is first recorded 1430.
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Example sentences
The future of the global climate-change treaty looks bleak.
Instead, they're bought for public relations purposes, or on a bet that a new
  climate treaty will include forest preservation.
Among the reasons for disappointment are that it is not a legally binding
In theory, unless either nation could decisively show that it had settled the
  region, the treaty would be renewed.
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