Definition of concordat in English:

concordat

noun

  • An agreement or treaty, especially one between the Vatican and a secular government relating to matters of mutual interest.

    • ‘The Austrian court was dominated by the Jesuits, its government had concluded a concordat with Pius IX, the pope who ardently combated all modern ideas.’
    • ‘Both Pius XI and Pius XII had pontificates that built upon the concordats begun under Benedict.’
    • ‘Only an international outcry can move these bureaucrats to honor the constitution instead of the concordat.’
    • ‘A declaration of Anglican common law and polity could then be issued by the primates at their meeting in 2008, in the form of a concordat.’
    • ‘The canonical-mission requirement was later incorporated into concordats between the Vatican and several German states, and the Reich itself.’
    • ‘They signed a concordat with the Scottish Trade Union Congress at their recent Perth conference, pledging consultation with the unions.’
    • ‘The concordat with the pope, however, reconciled Catholics with the new regime by re-establishing their Church.’
    • ‘Very often in such regimes, relations with churches are managed through special agreements, concordats, and the like.’
    • ‘In a bid to end the dispute, NHS employers have presented a Scottish concordat that ties wage increases in with wide-sweeping changes to pay structures and working conditions.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘If a concordat with the private sector is desirable in England, it should be considered here too.’
    • ‘However, he conceded there could be opportunities for NHS consultants to boost their income from private work under the concordat.’
    • ‘The 1933 papal concordat with Hitler is the obvious case-in-point.’
    • ‘Though Muslims and even Protestants also have such access in some provinces, they have no formal concordats with federal ministries, and they are justified in worrying about discrimination.’
    • ‘So, why doesn't the Scottish Executive cite the spending concordat and get Westminster to pay for the cost of this change in policy?’
    • ‘Godman devotes significant attention to the 1933 concordat between the Holy See and Germany.’
    • ‘The concordat fails to address all the workers' grievances.’
    • ‘It was Adolf Hitler who made a concordat with the Vatican, securing these benefits for the church.’
    • ‘An official concordat was signed in 2000 between the Slovak Republic and the Roman Catholic Church.’
    • ‘If I had had more space, I would have pursued the issue of the concordat and the general antiliberal tenor of Pius's papacy.’
    treaty, agreement, accord, entente, compact, pact, protocol, convention, settlement
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Origin

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

Pronunciation

concordat

/kənˈkôrˌdat//kənˈkɔrˌdæt/