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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (treaty)
a. pact
María y yo hicimos un pacto prometiendo no volver a hablar del tema nunca.Maria and I made a pact not to mention the topic ever again.
b. agreement
Los dos partidos hicieron un pacto para gobernar en coalición.The two political parties reached an agreement to govern as a coalition.
c. deal
Haremos un pacto. Puedes usar el deparamento a condición de que pagues todas las facturas.I'll make a deal with you. I'll let you use the apartment as long as you pay all the bills.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. agreement, pact
hacer/romper un pactoto make/break an agreement
pacto electoralelectoral pact
pacto socialsocial contract
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agreement; pact
hacer un pacto to make an agreement; make a pact; romper un pacto to break an agreement
hacer un pacto con el diablo to make a pact with the devil
Pacto Andino Andean Pact
pacto de caballeros gentlemen's agreement
pacto de no agresión non-aggression pact
pacto de recompra repurchase agreement
Pacto de Varsovia Warsaw Pact
pacto entre caballeros gentlemen's agreement
pacto social (gen) social contract; [de salarios] wages settlement
In the unstable political environment in Spain that followed Franco's death and the narrow victory of Adolfo Suárez's UCD party in the 1977 general election, it became obvious that a great deal of cross-party cooperation would be needed if progress was to be made. The result was the Pactos de la Moncloa, named after the prime minister's official residence, where the pacts were signed in October 1977. They were designed to bring together all political groups in a spirit of consensus in order to push through vital legislation, specifically the Constitution, but also budgets and regional policies.
note See culture box in entry constitución.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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pacto con el diablo
deal with the devil
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