treaty-port

treaty port

noun History/Historical.
any of the ports in China, Japan, or Korea through which trade with foreign countries was permitted by special treaty.

Origin:
1880–85

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treaty port
 
n
(in China, Japan, and Korea during the second half of the 19th and first half of the 20th century) a city, esp a port, in which foreigners, esp Westerners, were allowed by treaty to conduct trade

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