concertation

[ kon-ser-tey-shuh n; 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.

Nearby words

  1. concert overture,
  2. concert party,
  3. concert pitch,
  4. concert tuning,
  5. concertante,
  6. concertato,
  7. concerted,
  8. concertedly,
  9. concertgebouw,
  10. concertgoer

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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