entente cordiale


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entente cordiale

(French ɑ̃tɑ̃t kɔrdjal)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a friendly understanding between political powers: less formal than an alliance
2. (Historical Terms) (often capitals) the understanding reached by France and Britain in April 1904, which settled outstanding colonial disputes
[C19: French: cordial understanding]

en•tente cor•diale

(ɑnˈtɑnt kɔrˈdyɑl, ɑ̃ˈtɑ̃t)
n.
a friendly understanding, esp. between nations.
[1835–45; < French]

entente cordiale

1. A French phrase meaning cordial understanding, especially between countries.
2. An alliance between Britain and France in 1904 largely due to the behind-the-scenes diplomacy of Edward VII.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.entente cordiale - an informal alliance between countriesentente cordiale - an informal alliance between countries
alignment, alinement, coalition, alliance - an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty
2.entente cordiale - a friendly understanding between political powers
agreement, understanding - the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises; "they had an agreement that they would not interfere in each other's business"; "there was an understanding between management and the workers"

entente cordiale

noun agreement, understanding, arrangement, treaty, deal (informal), friendship, pact, compact holding a conference in an attempt to develop an entente cordiale
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