pact » pack
Spotted in the wild:
- “After a twenty year school reunion, a group of partnerless women decide to re-evoke the solidarity of their teenage years and make a pack to procreate—en masse.” (link)
- “When Matt comes to in his hospital bed, he notices very quickly that although he is without sight, somehow, his other four senses have become very acute, particularly his hearing. He and father make a pack to go the long road, but the pre-Daredevil looses his Dad when Jack refuses to throw a fight.” (link)
- ” And therefore when they stand in fear of loosing any of those who are occupying their pews; they make a pack with Satan and cease not to bring riling acquisitions against the true men of God and the denial of the gospel of God and its true salvation as it was preached by Peter and the rest of the apostles on the day of Pentecost.” (link)
- ““You can’t make a packed with the abyss and not path the price!” the devil himself spat back at her.” (link)
I’ve also seen this used as “make a pack’d” or “make a packed”, which is closer in sound to the original “make a pact”.
It appears to be getting more common, but is found generally in forum posts and bulletin boards rather than documents and news reports or similar venues.