Meaning of “concordat” in the English Dictionary


"concordat" in English

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concordatnoun [ C ]

uk /kənˈkɔː.dæt/ us /kənˈkɔːr.dæt/ specialized

Examples from literature

  • A concordat with the Pope reinstated the clergy, but altered the division of the dioceses, and put the bishops and priests in the pay of the State. 
  • It contented itself with stipulations and concordats, guaranteeing special privileges to the Churches of the several nations. 
  • The Pope, Leo X., met him at Bologna, and a concordat took place, by which the French Church became more entirely subject to the Pope, while in return all patronage was given up to the crown. 
  • These prelates were summoned to send in, each separately, and within fifteen days, his acceptance of the terms of the concordat, or his resignation of his see. 

(Definition of “concordat” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)