Definition of Versailles, Treaty of in US English:

Versailles, Treaty of

proper noun

  • 1A treaty that terminated the American Revolution in 1783.

  • 2A treaty signed in 1919 that brought a formal end to World War I.

    The treaty redivided the territory of the defeated Central Powers, restricted Germany's armed forces, and established the League of Nations. It left Germany smarting under what it considered a vindictive settlement while not sufficiently restricting its ability eventually to rearm and seek forcible redress