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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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  • 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.
  • The funeral services were carried out in accordance with the programme previously arranged.
  • My teaching load was reduced in accordance with my research productivity.
  • In accordance with tradition, no electricity or running water is allowed in residences inside the adobe pueblo.
  • The charity would then junk the car in accordance with the bill.
  • The element bags are numbered, allowing the builders to divvy up the spoils in accordance to their skills.
  • In accordance with the later methods of writing history, the speculative is to be eliminated.
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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