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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Nasmyth himself was the first to thank us both for our spirited effort on his behalf; and the incident had the ironic effect of establishing an immediate entente cordiale between Raffles and his very latest victim.
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Long may this entente cordiale between both sets of supporters last.
It just goes to show that entente cordiale is alive and well in Yorkshire.
1904: Britain and France signed the Entente Cordiale, a mutual recognition of each other's colonial interests.
Indeed, the intention of the three democratic powers is to create an entente cordiale without transforming it into a formal military alliance, which they recognize would be counterproductive.
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ENGLAND v France 1925 kisses off in an entente cordiale from captains Carmen Pomies (left) and Lancashire lass Florrie Redmond.
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They lost 3,000 nicked during the first three months of the scheme, I don't want to violate the entente cordiale but there are obvious comparisons to be drawn between our nation and the light-fingered Parisians.
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