Pronounced: sih-ROT-n-l (alt: ser-uh-TINE-l), adj
Notes: Another useful word that I didn’t know
The word locarnize means “to bring about peace or settle a disagreement by negotiation”
The word came into English in the 1920s
Background / Comments
Our word is named after Locarno, Switzerland. In Oct 1925 the countries Germany, Belgium, France, Great Britain, and Italy met to settle post-World War One disputes. The Locarno treaties were concluded. This word came into being pretty rapidly after that meeting. I haven’t run across it; I don’t know if it is still in use or not, but I assume it is and I merely haven’t run across it.