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.
an agreement or compact between two or more parties, nations, etc, for mutual advantage
early 15c., from Old French pacte “agreement, treaty, compact” (14c.), from Latin pactum “agreement, contract, covenant,” noun use of neuter past participle of pacisci “to covenant, to agree, make a treaty,” from PIE root *pag- “fix, join together, unite, make firm” (cf. Sanskrit pasa- “cord, rope,” Avestan pas- “to fetter,” Greek pegnynai “to fix, make firm, fast or solid,” Latin pangere “to fix, to fasten,” Slavonic paž “wooden partition,” Old English fegan “to join,” fon “to catch seize”).
An employment contract: a settlement of his Metro pact
: MG Pacts Gable (1930s+)
noun 1. a military alliance concluded between Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy on May 22, 1939, committing each to assist the other in the event of war with another power and pledging that neither would seek a separate peace or armistice.
[pak-toh-luh s] /pækˈtoʊ ləs/ noun 1. a small river in Asia Minor, in ancient Lydia: famous for the gold washed from its sands. Digital simulation. [Sammet 1969, p. 627]. (1994-11-30)
post anesthesia care unit
/ˈpeɪsɪ/ adjective 1. a variant spelling of pacey