Definition of Versailles, Treaty of in English:

Versailles, Treaty of

proper noun

  • 1A treaty which terminated the War of American Independence in 1783.

  • 2A treaty signed in 1919 which brought a formal end to the First World War.

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