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

  • The Lateran Accords included a diplomatic treaty, a religious concordat, and a financial convention, as well as specific agreements on mail, currency, physical access, and all the .
  • In 1933, when Hitler came to power and Pius XII was still Eugenio Pacelli, the Vatican's secretary of state, he signed a concordat with Hitler that legitimized him in the world .
  • A concordat between the papacy and Napoleon in 1801 gave the church a privileged position as the majority religion of France.

  • Prince Charles in Ninemsn
    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."
  • John Swinney in Guide and Gazette
    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.
  • Iain Gray in Scotsman
    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...

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