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

    An agreement; a compact.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    A league or compact for mutual support, particularly of princes, nations or states. Such was the colonial government during the Revolution.
    —Articles of Confederation. The name of the instrument embodying the compact made between the thirteen original states of the Union, before the adoption of the present constitution.