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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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  • In accordance with the advice of Hippocrates, the journey to Olympia was undertaken.

    Philothea Lydia Maria Child
  • It must have been written for the occasion, for the sentiment of it was in accordance with the prayer.

  • Lorenzi lowered his point in salute, in accordance with the rules of fence.

    Casanova's Homecoming Arthur Schnitzler
  • He got up, in accordance with the rule that the earliest riser must build the fire.

    Frank Roscoe's Secret Allen Chapman
  • This, to be sure, was more in accordance with his character as I had long observed it.

    Ruggles of Red Gap Harry Leon Wilson
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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