Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    A contract; a treaty.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    An agreement or contract Usually applied to conventions between nations or sovereign states. A compact is a mutual consent of parties concerned respecting some property or right that is the object of the stipulation, or something that is to be done or forborne. Chesapeake & O. Canal Co. v. Baltimore & O. It. Co.., 4 Gill & J. (Md.) L The terms "compact" and "contract" are synonymous. Green v. Biddle, 8 Wheat 1, 92, 5 In Ed. 547.