1. An agreement between two or more governments or powers for cooperative action or policy: "the economic entente between the Soviet Union and western Europe" (Robert W. Tucker).
2. The parties to such an agreement.
[French, from Old French, intent, from feminine past participle of entendre, to understand, intend; see INTEND.]
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