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1. A formal agreement; a compact.
2. An agreement between the pope and a sovereign government concerning the legal status of the Roman Catholic Church within that government's territory.
[French, from Medieval Latin concordātum, from neuter past participle of Latin concordāre, to agree; see concordant.]
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a pact or treaty, esp one between the Vatican and another state concerning the interests of religion in that state
[C17: via French, from Medieval Latin concordātum, from Latin: something agreed, from concordāre to be of one mind; see concord]
1. an agreement or compact, esp. an official one.
2. an agreement between the pope and a secular government regarding the regulation of church matters.
[1610–20; < French; < Medieval Latin concordātum, Latin: neuter of concordātus, past participle of concordāre to be in agreement. See concord]
con•cor′da•to`ry (-dəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) adj.