from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A pact, an agreement.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An agreement; a compact; a bargain.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A compact, agreement, or contract.
  • n. Specifically In international law, a contract between nations which is to be performed by a single act, and of which execution is at an end at once.


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  • The Lord of Misrule make a paction

    With those of the frivolous faction

    To reign for a season

    Defying all reason

    And driving the proud to distraction.

    This a reposting of a comment originally posted on October 25, 2015 which was accidentally deleted. We REALLY need some sort of safeguard associated with the delete button. A single touch activates it. There is no “are you sure” warning and no way of undoing.

    November 16, 2016

  • ..."is no-one's favorite word yet" always comes across as a bit plaintive.

    October 26, 2015