2. Contrat. Convention collective.
3. Assemblée. Convention nationale.
4. (Au pluriel) Règles. Respecter les conventions.
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ETYM Cf. French agrément.
1. Compatibility of observations; SYN. correspondence.
2. Harmony of people's opinions or actions or characters; SYN. accord.
3. The determination of grammatical inflection on the basis of word relations; SYN. concord.
4. The statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises; SYN. understanding.
5. The thing arranged or agreed to; SYN. arrangement.
6. The verbal act of agreeing.
In grammar, the selection of an inflectional form of a word so that the parts of a sentence agree in number, case, and gender.
Any standard that is used more or less universally in a given situation. Many conventions are applied to microcomputers. In programming, for example, a language such as C relies on formally accepted symbols and abbreviations that must be used in programs. Less formally, programmers usually adopt the convention of indenting subordinate instructions in a routine so that the structure of the program is more easily visualized. National and international committees often discuss and arbitrate conventions for programming languages, data structures, communication standards, and device characteristics. See also CCITT, ISO, NTSC, standard (definition 1).
ETYM Old Fren. covenant, from French and Old Fren. convenir to agree, Latin convenire. Related to Convene.
1. A signed written agreement between two or more parties (nations) to perform some action; SYN. compact, concordat.
2. (Bible) An agreement between God and his people in which God makes certain promises and requires certain behavior from them in return.
Solemn agreement between two parties. In Judaism, it describes especially the relationship between God and the Jewish people, based on God’s promise to Abraham and his descendants in the book of Genesis: “I will be your God and you will be my people”. Jewish life and practice are based on the covenant relationship with God: God gives his laws, recorded in the Torah, and Jews have a special duty to keep those laws as their side of the covenant. The term also refers to other oaths such as that taken by the Covenanters.
ETYM Old Eng. tretee, French traité, Late Lat. tractatus; cf. Latin tractatus a handling, treatment, consultation, tractate. Related to Treat, Tractate.
A written agreement between two states or sovereigns; SYN. pact, accord.
Written agreement between two or more states. Treaties take effect either immediately on signature or, more often, on ratification. Ratification involves a further exchange of documents and usually takes place after the internal governments have approved the terms of the treaty. Treaties are binding in international law, the rules being laid down in the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties 1969.