[kon-kawr-dat] /kɒnˈkɔr dæt/

an agreement or compact, especially an official one.
an agreement between the pope and a secular government regarding the regulation of church matters.
a pact or treaty, esp one between the Vatican and another state concerning the interests of religion in that state

“agreement between church and state on a mutual matter,” 1610s, from French concordat (16c.), from Medieval Latin concordatum, noun use of Latin concordatum, neuter past participle of concordare “to agree,” from concors (genitive concordis) “of one mind” (see concord).


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