ac·​cor·​dance | \ ə-ˈkȯr-dᵊn(t)s How to pronounce accordance (audio) \

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
Recent Examples on the Web In accordance with the Santa Clara County Department of Public Health’s directive banning all contact sports in the county, the Spartans had moved the team to Phoenix on Dec. 17. Chronicle Staff,, "Coronavirus cited as San Jose State cancels remainder of women’s basketball season," 14 Jan. 2021 The 76ers played only seven players Saturday in a loss to Denver, doing so in part because some were ruled out in accordance with the virus protocols. Tim Reynolds, ajc, "Celtics-Heat game postponed by NBA over virus concerns," 10 Jan. 2021 That means larger spaces are needed so people can be spaced six feet apart in accordance with pandemic social distancing protocols. Robert Weisman,, "Rural states leading the nation in early COVID-19 vaccinations," 9 Jan. 2021 Two Canadians, former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor, were detained on charges of espionage in China in 2018 after Canada arrested Huawei Technologies' CFO in accordance with a U.S. extradition request. Naomi Xu Elegant, Fortune, "Is Jack Ma missing? The rumors alone represent a chilling new message from Beijing," 5 Jan. 2021 Last year, Judge Kyle Duncan, whom Trump also nominated to the 5th Circuit, wrote an opinion rejecting a transgender federal prisoner's request to be referred to in court papers using female pronouns in accordance with the inmate's gender identity. Kristine Phillips, USA TODAY, "Trump's judicial appointments will impact LGBTQ rights far beyond presidency, group says," 5 Jan. 2021 The bowling alley was closed when the shooting happened, in accordance with restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, O’Shea said., "Lawyer: Soldier from Florida charged in deadly bowling alley shooting may have PTSD," 29 Dec. 2020 In accordance with the league’s COVID-19 protocols, interviews can only be conducted virtually for candidates whose teams are in the playoffs. Jarrett Bell, USA Today, "Eric Bieniemy is ready to be a head coach. Which NFL team will finally take him?," 30 Dec. 2020 Flying to Puerto Vallarta is currently permitted and the resort’s policies and booking capacities are conducted in accordance with COVID guidelines. Sunset Magazine, "Sparkling New Resort in Mexico Offers a Pristine (& Safe) Beachside Escape," 30 Dec. 2020

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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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The first known use of accordance was in the 14th century

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21 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Accordance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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ac·​cor·​dance | \ ə-ˈkȯr-dᵊns How to pronounce accordance (audio) \

Kids Definition of accordance

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

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