- 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
Related Words for concordatcovenant, 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.The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 1 (of 6)
Hippolyte A. Taine
He was imprisoned by Franois I for refusing to recognize the concordat .A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)
Augustus De Morgan
In fact, the Concordat can hardly be said to have re-endowed the Church at all.France and the Republic
William Henry Hurlbert
I of the Concordat, which is an organic law of the French State.The Religious Persecution in France 1900-1906
Jane Milliken Napier Brodhead
- a pact or treaty, esp one between the Vatican and another state concerning the interests of religion in that state
Word Origin 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).