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  • IPA(key): /fɛɐ̯ˈtʁaːk/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /fɐˈtʁax/ (colloquial, in northern and central Germany)
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aːk


From late Middle High German vertraht, backformed from Middle High German vertragen (convene, agree)


Vertrag m (genitive Vertrags or Vertrages, plural Verträge)

  1. (law) agreement, contract
  2. pact, treaty
    • 1990, Zwei-plus-Vier-Vertrag, in: Bundesgesetzblatt 1990, part 2, page 1320:
      Seine Außengrenzen werden die Grenzen der Bundesrepublik Deutschland und der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik sein und werden am Tage des Inkrafttretens dieses Vertrags endgültig sein.
      Its external borders shall be the borders of the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic and shall be definitive from the date on which the present Treaty comes into force.


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