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accordance

[uh-kawr-dns] /əˈkɔr dns/
noun
1.
agreement; conformity:
in accordance with the rules.
2.
the act of according or granting:
the accordance of all rights and privileges.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English acordance < Old French. See accord, -ance
Related forms
preaccordance, noun
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Examples for accordance
  • 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

accordance

/əˈkɔːdəns/
noun
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 and History for accordance
accordance
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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