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[uh-kawr-dns] /əˈkɔr dns/
agreement; conformity:
in accordance with the rules.
the act of according or granting:
the accordance of all rights and privileges.
Origin of accordance
1275-1325; Middle English acordance < Old French. See accord, -ance
Related forms
preaccordance, noun Unabridged
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  • Each one of us dreams of the unknown and the impossible in accordance with his nature.

    Les Misrables Victor Hugo
  • Lorenzi lowered his point in salute, in accordance with the rules of fence.

    Casanova's Homecoming Arthur Schnitzler
  • In doing so he simply acted in accordance with the ideas of his time, and this is the one excuse that can be made for him.

  • But the arguments of reason are not always in accordance with the suggestions of feeling.

    Gomez Arias Joaqun Telesforo de Trueba y Coso
  • A paper was sent round at once, and every one subscribed a sum in accordance with his means.

British Dictionary definitions for accordance


conformity; agreement; accord (esp in the phrase in accordance with)
the act of granting; bestowal: accordance of rights
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Word Origin and History for accordance

c.1300, "compliance;" early 14c., "agreement, concurrence," from Old French acordance "agreeing, reconciliation, harmony," noun of action from acorder (see accord). Of things, "conformity, compatibility, harmony," late 14c. Phrase in accordance with is attested from c.1810 (in Middle English, in accordance of was the usual form).

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