[ ahn-tahnt; French ahn-tahnt ]
/ ɑnˈtɑnt; French ɑ̃ˈtɑ̃t /

noun, plural en·tentes [ahn-tahnts; French ahn-tahnt] /ɑnˈtɑnts; French ɑ̃ˈtɑ̃t/.

an arrangement or understanding between two or more nations agreeing to follow a particular policy with regard to affairs of international concern.
an alliance of parties to such an understanding.

Origin of entente

1830–45; < French: understanding, Old French: intention, noun use of feminine of entent, past participle of entendre to intend
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British Dictionary definitions for entente

/ (French ɑ̃tɑ̃t) /


the parties to an entente cordiale collectively

Word Origin for entente

C19: French: understanding
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