entente-cordiale

entente cordiale

[ahn-tahnt kawr-dyahl; French ahn-tahnt kawr-dyal]
noun
a friendly understanding, especially between two or more nations.

Origin:
1835–45; < French

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entente cordiale (French ɑ̃tɑ̃t kɔrdjal)
 
n
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
 
[C19: French: cordial understanding]

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