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entente cordiale

[ahn-tahnt kawr-dyahl; French ahn-tahnt kawr-dyal] /ɑnˈtɑnt kɔrˈdyɑl; French ɑ̃ˈtɑ̃t kɔrˈdyal/
noun
1.
a friendly understanding, especially between two or more nations.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; < French
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British Dictionary definitions for entente-cordiale

entente cordiale

/French ɑ̃tɑ̃t kɔrdjal/
noun
1.
a friendly understanding between political powers: less formal than an alliance
2.
(often capitals) the understanding reached by France and Britain in April 1904, which settled outstanding colonial disputes
Word Origin
C19: French: cordial understanding
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