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  1. an agreement or compact, especially an official one.
  2. an agreement between the pope and a secular government regarding the regulation of church matters.
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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 formscon·cor·da·to·ry [kon-kawr-duh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /kɒnˈkɔr dəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjective
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Related Words for concordat

covenant, compact, transaction, protocol, deal, understanding, contract, arrangement, convention, settlement, pact, code, agreement, custom, obligation, pledge, bargain, commitment, record, guarantee

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Historical Examples of concordat

  • This was a rupture of the Concordat, and was so regarded by Napoleon.

    The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte

    William Milligan Sloane

  • Since the Concordat he nominates the dignitaries of the Church.

  • He was imprisoned by Franois I for refusing to recognize the concordat .

  • In fact, the Concordat can hardly be said to have re-endowed the Church at all.

    France and the Republic

    William Henry Hurlbert

  • The Revolutionists did not trouble them, and they had no part in the Concordat of 1801.

British Dictionary definitions for concordat


  1. a pact or treaty, esp one between the Vatican and another state concerning the interests of religion in that state
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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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Word Origin and History for concordat


"agreement between church and state on a mutual matter," 1610s, from French concordat (16c.), from Medieval Latin concordatum, noun use of Latin concordatum, neuter past participle of concordare "to agree," from concors (genitive concordis) "of one mind" (see concord).

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