ac·​cor·​dance | \ə-ˈkȯr-dᵊn(t)s \

Definition of accordance 

1 : agreement, conformity in accordance with a rule

2 : the act of granting something the accordance of a privilege

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Examples of accordance in a Sentence

make sure the fund-raiser is in accordance with the school rules

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In accordance with the Atlanta Is Burning theme, there were tons of fire-engine-red garments, along with gowns adorned with sequins and bodysuits thrown in for good measure. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "Club Kid and Ballroom Style Collide in Bold Fashion at ATL Is Burning," 19 Nov. 2018 Repetitive cycles of uncommanded nose down stabilizer continue to occur unless the stabilizer trim system is deactivated through use of both STAB TRIM CUTOUT switches in accordance with the existing procedures in the Runaway Stabilizer NNC. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "Indonesia 737 crash caused by “safety” feature change pilots weren’t told of," 13 Nov. 2018 In accordance with Allen’s instructions, all of the diagrams and data are available to the entire neuroscience community for free. Jacqueline Detwiler, Popular Mechanics, "The Heroes of Science Who Are Unlocking the Brain," 3 Oct. 2018 Each recipe serves two people, and has a healthy balance of carbs, protein, and fat, in accordance with current USDA dietary guidelines. Christine Byrne, SELF, "7 Easy Dinner Recipes from a 12-Ingredient Grocery List," 23 Sep. 2018 Many of the ads seem to target in accordance with stereotypes. Ariana Tobin And Jeremy B. Merrill, Ars Technica, "Facebook is letting job advertisers target only men," 19 Sep. 2018 Citing statute and specific reason why a meeting should be closed are in accordance with a model closed meeting statement post on the Maryland Attorney General’s Office website. David Anderson, The Aegis, "Harford school board takes 'corrective action' after violating open meetings law," 13 July 2018 The New York Daily News noted that Ocasio-Cortez can only run to represent one district, in accordance with New York state law. Meagan Fredette, Teen Vogue, "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Won New York's 15th District Reform Party Primary Even Though She Wasn't Running," 11 July 2018 In accordance with the 2011 collective bargaining agreement between the NBA and the players’ union, first-round picks are bound by a salary scale. Tom Orsborn, San Antonio Express-News, "Spurs officially sign Gay, Bertans, Walker," 11 July 2018

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First Known Use of accordance

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for accordance

Middle English acordance, acordaunce, borrowed from Anglo-French, from acordant accordant + -ance, -aunce -ance

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ac·​cor·​dance | \ə-ˈkȯr-dᵊns \

Kids Definition of accordance

: agreement sense 1 He acted in accordance with his orders.

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