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entente cordiale(French ɑ̃tɑ̃t kɔrdjal)
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]
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en•tente cor•diale(ɑnˈtɑnt kɔrˈdyɑl, ɑ̃ˈtɑ̃t)
a friendly understanding, esp. between nations.
[1835–45; < French]
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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.
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|Noun||1.||entente cordiale - an informal alliance between countries|
|2.||entente cordiale - a friendly understanding between political powers|
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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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