agreement; conformity: in accordance with the rules.
the act of according or granting: the accordance of all rights and privileges.

1275–1325; Middle English acordance < Old French. See accord, -ance

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accordance (əˈkɔːdəns)
1.  conformity; agreement; accord (esp in the phrase in accordance with)
2.  the act of granting; bestowal: accordance of rights

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Word Origin & History

c.1300, from O.Fr. accordance "agreeing," noun of action from accorder (see accord). Phrase in accordance with is attested from c.1810.
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Example sentences
Rulers who acted in accordance with moral norms whenever possible tended to win
  the race for leadership over the long term.
He has the right to change education policy in accordance with his vision.
It is in accordance with the law that prisoners should be held in places within
  easy reach of their families.
Acting in one's self-interest means acting in accordance with reality from a
  long-term perspective.
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