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Entente Cordiale:

see Triple Alliance and Triple EntenteTriple Alliance and Triple Entente
, two international combinations of states that dominated the diplomatic history of Western Europe from 1882 until they came into armed conflict in World War I.
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Entente Cordiale

agreement between Great Britain and France to settle their disagreements over colonies as diplomatic partners. [Eur. Hist.: WB, 21: 367]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

entente cordiale

1. a friendly understanding between political powers: less formal than an alliance
2. the understanding reached by France and Britain in April 1904, which settled outstanding colonial disputes
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