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Treaty is never used outside state relationships? Can I use pact? Deal is to informal for legally binding agreements?
by IM on Thu Apr 26th, 2012 at 07:09:52 AM EST
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"Collective bargaining agreement" is a set phrase. You can say "a collective bargaining agreement is a pact/treaty/deal/whatever".

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Apr 26th, 2012 at 07:11:39 AM EST
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"Pact" is the sort of word newspapers use when they're used "agreement" too many times in a paragraph. Agreement is idiomatic, and in context will be expected to be in some way binding.

Sorry, I almost never correct usage like that.

by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Thu Apr 26th, 2012 at 09:36:23 AM EST
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