Definition of concordat in English:


Syllabification: con·cor·dat
Pronunciation: /kənˈkôrˌdat


  • An agreement or treaty, especially one between the Vatican and a secular government relating to matters of mutual interest.
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    • The canonical-mission requirement was later incorporated into concordats between the Vatican and several German states, and the Reich itself.
    • He saw firsthand the Church's disastrous experience with Nazism in Germany, when a concordat between the Vatican and the Nazis failed to protect the Church from Hitler.
    • It was Adolf Hitler who made a concordat with the Vatican, securing these benefits for the church.


early 17th century: from French, or from Latin concordatum 'something agreed upon', neuter past participle of concordare 'be of one mind' (see concord).

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