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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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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 pre accordance

accordance

n.

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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