concordat

noun
con·cor·dat | \kən-ˈkȯr-ˌdat \

Definition of concordat 

: compact, covenant specifically : an agreement between a pope and a sovereign or government for the regulation of ecclesiastical matters

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Since the concordat was launched, public support for animal research has stabilized in the United Kingdom, although showing cause and effect is difficult. Meredith Wadman, Science | AAAS, "To woo public, Europe opens up on animal experiments, but U.S. less transparent," 14 July 2017

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First Known Use of concordat

1616, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for concordat

French, from Medieval Latin concordatum, from Latin, neuter of concordatus, past participle of concordare

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