Definition of Matignon in English:

Matignon

noun

  • 1Politics
    "Matignon agreement" noun an agreement mediated by the French government in 1936 between representatives of employers' and workers' organizations, giving workers the right to organize trade unions, and guaranteeing wage increases, limits on working hours, etc.

  • 2The French Prime Minister and his or her staff regarded as a group or body; the French Prime Minister's office.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in American Political Science Review. From the name of the Hôtel Matignon, the official residence of the prime minister of France since 1935, in the Rue de Varenne in Paris.

Pronunciation

Matignon

/ˈmatɪnjɒ̃/ /matɪˈnjɒ̃/