Meaning of cordon sanitaire
Pronunciation: (Fr. kôr-dôn sa-nē-ter'), [key]
— pl. cor•dons sa•ni•taires
- a line around a quarantined area guarded to prevent the spread of a disease by restricting passage into or out of the area.
- a group of neighboring, generally neutral states forming a geographical barrier between two states having aggressive military or ideological aims against each other.