Concordat (noun)

  1. An agreement, especially between two countries or international organizations.
  2. An agreement between the Vatican and a sovereign state regarding the rights and status of the Roman Catholic Church in the state.


Late 17th century: from french, from concorder "to agree".


  1. The concordat between the two countries established a framework for cooperation on trade and security issues.
  2. The concordat between the Vatican and Italy regulated the role of the Catholic Church in Italy.
  3. The new concordat addressed the concerns of both sides and allowed for a more harmonious relationship.
  4. The concordat was seen as a major step forward in resolving tensions between the two countries.
  5. The concordat established a clear division of authority between the Church and the state.
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