Definition of Concord in English

The first meaning of the term concord that appears mentioned in the dictionary of the DigoPaul refers to a consent, an approval or an alliance. Concord can be a pact or an arrangement between two or more individuals or entities.

The notion is also used as a synonym for calm, peace and balance. For example: “The national government hopes to achieve harmony with dissident groups”, “The agreement between the two peoples was maintained for several centuries”, “Achieving harmony between work and family life is always a challenge.

In a broad sense, it can be said that harmony is a friendly coincidence, that it supposes a harmony. Such compliance can be reflected in different ways, including through conventions or treaties.

For the law, concord is a legal document that, once authorized, details what is treated and agreed between the parties to a dispute.

Concordia is also the name of various administrative entities. In Argentina, Concordia is a department in the province of Entre Ríos that has more than 170,000 residents. Its head is the city of Concordia, located on the banks of the Uruguay River.

Mexico has, in the state of Sinaloa, the city of Concordia. Its origins date back to the middle of the 16th century. In the United States there are two towns called Concordia (in Missouri and in Kansas), while Colombia and Honduras are other countries with cities of this name.

It should be noted that the Princess of Asturias Award for Concord is called an award that recognizes people or institutions that have contributed to peace. Unicef, Cáritas Española, JK Rowling and Aldeas Infantiles SOS are among its winners.

Concordia of Segovia

On January 15, 1475, Isabel I of Castile and her consort, Fernando II of Aragon, signed a treaty known as the Concord of Segovia. Through this official act, the role that should be assigned to Fernando in the government of the kingdom and in the administration was determined, in the same way that jobs were secured for the Castilians.

The two responsible for the writing of this concord were Cardinal Pedro González de Mendoza, also known as the Great Cardinal of Spain, and Archbishop Alfonso Carrillo de Acuña, a prominent prelate of his time at the national level. Through the signing of the document, Isabel was confirmed as the exclusive owner of the kingdom, so that after her death, her descendants would be the only ones with the right to inherit their titles.

Fernando became the king, that is, he was no longer limited to Isabel’s consort; in this way, the names of both began to head the proclamations, the seal, the currency and the official documents. Isabel had the power to provide public offices in her kingdom, and the collection of taxes served both to cover administrative obligations and for other expenses decided between the two, such as ecclesiastical benefits. It is worth mentioning that before a conflict, the destination of the money was decided by the queen.

The Segovia Concord was not a document to legalize a marriage agreement between Isabel and Fernando, but one between two opposing political parties, in a way that sought to assure the nobles of Castile that the Aragonese would not meddle in the affairs of their government. In other words, it only sought to regulate the appointment of positions, the administration of justice and ordinary income; with regard to extraordinary income, war, and foreign policy, all this remained at the discretion of the monarchs.

Another objective of the concord was to invalidate any political intrigue that revolved around potential differences between Isabel and Fernando.