Tri'ple Entente'

1. an informal understanding among Great Britain, France, and Russia based on a Franco-Russian military alliance (1894), an Anglo-French entente (1904), and an Anglo-Russian entente (1907). It was considered a counterbalance to the Triple Alliance but was terminated when the Bolsheviks came into control in Russia in 1917.
2. the member nations of this entente.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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