cordon sanitaire


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cor·don sa·ni·taire

 (kôr-dôN′ sä-nē-târ′)
n. pl. cor·dons sa·ni·taires (kôr-dôN′ sä-nē-târ′)
1. A barrier designed to prevent a disease or other undesirable condition from spreading.
2. A chain of buffer states organized around a ideologically dangerous or potentially hostile nation.

[French, quarantine line : cordon, line + sanitaire, sanitary.]

cordon sanitaire

(kɔrdɔ̃ sanitɛr)
n
1. (Medicine) a guarded line serving to cut off an infected area
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a line of buffer states, esp when protecting a nation from infiltration or attack
[C19: literally: sanitary line]

cor•don sa•ni•taire

(Fr. kɔr dɔ̃ sa niˈtɛr)
n.
pl. cor•dons sa•ni•taires (Fr. kɔr dɔ̃ sæ niˈtɛr)
1. a line around a quarantined area guarded to prevent the spread of a disease by restricting passage into or out of the area.
2. a group of neighboring states forming a geographical barrier between two states hostile to each other.
[1840–50; < French; see cordon, sanitary]

cordon sanitaire

A French phrase meaning quarantine line, used to mean a buffer zone.
Translations

cordon sanitaire

n (Med, Pol) → Cordon sanitaire m
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Last week the normal conventions of sharing out committee chairs in the European Parliament among all political groupings was abandoned with a cordon sanitaire erected to ensure no European eurosceptics were elected as should be expected.
Do not succumb to the secluded bliss of having a cordon sanitaire. They will try their best to protect you but also because this gives some of them the power to strut.
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Failure to brief the President of the situation beyond Malacanang's wall and of his cordon sanitaire could leave him only counting the good things he have done and not the negative impact of the many pro-people policies he had caused implemented.
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He was conferred the nondescript title, 'special presidential assistant,' a lazy designation that is thoughtlessly given to all kinds of gofers and characters in a president's cordon sanitaire. But, while Go may often be seen performing the tasks of a personal secretary for Mr.
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There has to be a cordon sanitaire that is truly impermeable and the choke points of entry and exit minutely monitored.
Israel fears Iranian and Hezbollah military presence at its borders and has been asking Russia to guarantee a cordon sanitaire, while threatening military action that could escalate into a regional conflict.
Pakistan became a member of the US-sponsored SEATO defence pact and thereafter of the Baghdad Pact (subsequently CENTO), thus making this country a strategic element in the American cordon sanitaire around the USSR and China, and ensuring the inflow of weaponry, technology, and funds to Pakistan.
The solution that major European powers like France and Germany have settled on -and that will be a component of any solution to Merkel's current dilemma - is a cordon sanitaire against the far-right.