[ 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 formspre·ac·cord·ance, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for accordance


/ (əˈkɔːdəns) /


conformity; agreement; accord (esp in the phrase in accordance with)
the act of granting; bestowalaccordance 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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