1. A formal agreement; a compact.
2. An agreement between the pope and a sovereign government concerning the legal status of the Roman Catholic Church within that government's territory.
[French, from Medieval Latin concordātum, from neuter past participle of Latin concordāre, to agree; see CONCORDANT.]
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