A clause, often
inserted in treaties, by which each of the contracting nations binds
itself to grant to the other in certain stipulated matters the same
terms as are then, or may be thereafter, granted to the nation which
receives from it the most favorable terms in respect of those
There was a "most-favored-nation" clause
with provisions for the good treatment of strangers entering the
Republic. James Bryce.
Steam navigation was secured by the Japanese as far as
Chungking, and under the most-favored-nation clause the right
accrued to us. A. R. Colquhoun.
© Webster 1913.