concordatnoun [ C ]uk /kənˈkɔː.dæt/ us /kənˈkɔːr.dæt/ specialized
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- 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.