Pronounced: sih-ROT-n-l (alt: ser-uh-TINE-l), adj

Notes: Another useful word that I didn’t know

Yesterday’s word

The word locarnize means “to bring about peace or settle a disagreement by negotiation”

First usage

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.

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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