[ kon-kawr-dat ]
/ kɒnˈkɔr dæt /


an agreement or compact, especially an official one.
an agreement between the pope and a secular government regarding the regulation of church matters.

Origin of concordat

1610–20; < French; replacing concordate < Medieval Latin concordātum, Latin: neuter of concordātus, past participle of concordāre to be in agreement. See concord, -ate1

Related forms

con·cor·da·to·ry [kon-kawr-duh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /kɒnˈkɔr dəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for concordat


/ (kɒnˈkɔːdæt) /


a pact or treaty, esp one between the Vatican and another state concerning the interests of religion in that state

Word Origin for concordat

C17: via French, from Medieval Latin concordātum, from Latin: something agreed, from concordāre to be of one mind; see concord
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