concordat

[ kon-kawr-dat ]
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noun
  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.

Origin of concordat

1
1610–20; <French; replacing concordate<Medieval Latin concordātum,Latin: neuter of concordātus, past participle of concordāre to be in agreement. See concord, -ate1

Other words from concordat

  • con·cor·da·to·ry [kon-kawr-duh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee], /kɒnˈkɔr dəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/, adjective

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How to use concordat in a sentence

  • The hellenizers had not lost all hope of converting the nation and were indisposed to acquiesce in the concordat.

  • The purport of these latter articles was to destroy or contradict in great part the concessions granted by the concordat.

    The War Upon Religion | Rev. Francis A. Cunningham
  • Thus it was that the outlook at the beginning of the century was little favorable to the just execution of the concordat.

    The War Upon Religion | Rev. Francis A. Cunningham
  • Thereupon, he made known to Napoleon his objections, retracted everything contained in the concordat, rendering it thereby null.

    The War Upon Religion | Rev. Francis A. Cunningham
  • The Church in France has always stood loyally to the observance of the concordat, in spite of its many hampering restrictions.

    The War Upon Religion | Rev. Francis A. Cunningham

British Dictionary definitions for concordat

concordat

/ (kɒnˈkɔːdæt) /


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

Origin of concordat

1
C17: via French, from Medieval Latin concordātum, from Latin: something agreed, from concordāre to be of one mind; see concord

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