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concertation

[ kon-ser-tey-shuhn; French kawn-ser-ta-syawn ]
/ ˌkɒn sərˈteɪ ʃən; French kɔ̃ sɛr taˈsyɔ̃ /
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noun

(especially in European politics) cooperation, as among opposing factions, aimed at effecting a unified proposal or concerted action.

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Origin of concertation

1500–10; <French <Latin concertātiōn- (stem of concertātiō strife, controversy), equivalent to concertāt(us) past participle of concertāre to contend, fight (con-con- + certāre to contend, frequentative of cernere to decide, determine, literally, to sift; cf. certain) + -iōn--ion; though influenced by French concerter (see concert) and perhaps a new formation
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