concordat concordat


  • (n) a signed written agreement between two or more parties (nations) to perform some action



  1. A concordat between the papacy and Napoleon in 1801 gave the church a privileged position as the majority religion of France.
  2. But since 1984, when Roman Catholicism ceased being the state religion under a new concordat with the Vatican, the laws have not been strictly enforced.
  3. And besides, a lot of veterans were Irish or Catholic or both, and the church had its concordat with Hitler and was generally perceived to be less than perturbed by fascism.


  1. In an editorial, it acknowledged the queen's popularity, but -- in a clear allusion to heir apparent Prince Charles -- warned: "There is no guarantee that the current concordat with the public will survive under another monarch."
    on Apr 20, 2006 By: Prince Charles Source: Ninemsn

  2. "If we need to put the concordat into legislation to strengthen the position of local government for all time in the constitution of Scotland, this Government will take that action to protect local government," said Mr Swinney.
    on Apr 20, 2008 By: John Swinney Source: Guide and Gazette

  3. But Mr Gray added: "Priorities need resources. At the very moment the First Minister was promising us the concordat was the answer to Scotland's literacy problems, just up the road Edinburgh's SNP council was planning to cut 6.5 per cent from the...
    on Feb 4, 2010 By: Iain Gray Source: Scotsman

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