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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.]