- an understanding or agreement, as between nations
- the parties to this
Origin of ententeFrench ; from Old French ; from entendre, to understand: see intent
- An agreement between two or more governments or powers for cooperative action or policy: “the economic entente between the Soviet Union and western Europe” (Robert W. Tucker).
- The parties to such an agreement.
Origin of ententeFrench, from Old French, intent, from feminine past participle of entendre, to understand, intend; see intend.