Concordat meaning

kən-kôrdăt
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An agreement between the pope and a sovereign government concerning the legal status of the Roman Catholic Church within that government's territory.
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A compact; formal agreement; covenant.
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An agreement between a pope and a government concerning the regulation of church affairs.
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A formal agreement between two parties, especially between a church and a state; specifically, an agreement between the Pope and a government.
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A formal agreement; a compact.
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Origin of concordat

  • French from Medieval Latin concordātum from neuter past participle of Latin concordāre to agree concordant

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French concordat, from Latin concordatum.

    From Wiktionary