Trea·ty n.; pl. Treaties
1. The act of treating for the adjustment of differences, as for forming an agreement; negotiation. “By sly and wise treaty.”
He cast by treaty and by trains
Her to persuade. --Spenser.
2. An agreement so made; specifically, an agreement, league, or contract between two or more nations or sovereigns, formally signed by commissioners properly authorized, and solemnly ratified by the several sovereigns, or the supreme power of each state; an agreement between two or more independent states; as, a treaty of peace; a treaty of alliance.
3. A proposal tending to an agreement. [Obs.]
4. A treatise; a tract. [Obs.]