Zaręczenie Wzajemne Obojga Narodów
(translated as Reciprocal Guarantee of Two Nations
, Reciprocal Warranty of Two Nations
) was an executive addenddum to the Polish Constitution of May 3, 1791
, passed by the Great Sejm
, which concerned the status of the Polish-Lithuanian union
. It affirmed the unity and indivisibility of 'Crown of Poland
and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania
within a single state. It stressed the federal
character of the state and was concerned with guarantying the equality (equal representation in state-governing bodies) of the two parts that constituted it (Crown of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania).
It confirmed that the state (Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, now officially known as the Rzeczpospolita Polska) was still a union of the Crown of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. It specified that they have a common government, military and treasury (although it was specified that the Lithuanian tax income was to be spent in the Grand Duchy). The military and treasury commission were to have equal numbers of Polish and Lithuanian officials, and were to be presided by Polish and Lithuanian officials in a rotating order. Poland and Lithuania were to have the same numbers of officials.