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Treaty, 1) negotiation: “suggests the king to this last costly t., the interview, that swallowed so much treasure,” H8 I, 1, 165.
2) an agreement relating to public affairs: “what good condition can a t. find i'the part that is at mercy?” Cor. I, 10, 6. “making a t. where there was a yielding,” V, 6, 68. “thy father would ne'er have made this t.” Ant. II, 6, 85.
3) a proposal tending to an agreement: “why answer not the double majesties this friendly t. of our threatened town?” John II, 481. “we are convented upon a pleasing t. and have hearts inclinable to honour and advance the theme of our assembly,” Cor. II, 2, 59. “I must to the young man send humble --es,” Ant. III, 11, 62.
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