an accepted rule or methoda social convention
The custom of lighting the Olympic flame goes back centuries.
a public inquiry into bank practices
She has carried on the family tradition of giving away plants.
All employees are expected to observe our code of conduct.
a fruitful convergence with past usage and custom
He is a stickler for royal protocol.
The will was read, but it was a formality.
a breach of the rules of diplomatic etiquette
propriety, , ,
Their sense of social propriety is eroded.
The usual rule is to start as one group.
a formal agreement or contract between people and nationsthe importance of observing the Geneva convention on human rights
a new defence agreement
The company won a prestigious contract for work on the building.
negotiations over an international treaty on global warming
The treaty was based on a bargain between the governments.
The two countries signed a non-aggression pact.
The Pilgrims signed a democratic compact aboard the Mayflower.
the Montreal Protocol to phase out use and production of CFCs
His only stipulation is that his clients follow his advice.
a large formal assembly of a group with common interestsI flew to Boston to attend the annual convention of the Parapsychological Association.
She waited until quiet settled on the assembly.
I travel to London regularly for business meetings.
The powers of the King had been handed over temporarily to a council of ministers.
The president summoned the state governors to a conference on education.
A lot has changed since the party congress.
a convocation of bishops
hui (New Zealand),
He arranged a hui which called together a broad span of Māori tribes and opinions.
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in the sense of bargain
an agreement establishing what each party will give, receive, or perform in a transactionThe treaty was based on a bargain between the governments.
in the sense of code
a set of principles or rulesAll employees are expected to observe our code of conduct.
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