intransigeance

(Latin: in, not; transigere, to transact)

To refuse to act or deal with, to yield, or to compromise, a term used chiefly in political parlance of the Church when standing for a principle in which religion is involved, or the rights and possessions of the Church. In clearing away differences of opinion and principle which arose when the Lateran treaty was signed, Pope Pius XI emphasized the distinction between this term and intractability.

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