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 Even so, the university has denied Gamma’s application for a student group charter every year since its founding, in accordance with university policy against recognizing LGBTQ-affirming student groups. NBC News, "Baylor professor apologizes after guest speaker promotes conversion therapy," 9 Nov. 2019 In a meeting that lasted only a few minutes, the Simsbury police commission voted Wednesday to fire a police sergeant in accordance with the recommendation of Chief Nicholas Boulter. Emily Brindley,, "Simsbury police commission votes to fire officer at chief’s recommendation," 6 Nov. 2019 His name was not released in accordance with the state law that bars police from disclosing arrest information in domestic violence cases., "the case involving Roberto Fonseca-Rivera," 5 Nov. 2019 Karolina Pavlova, born in 1807, wasn’t a woman who acted in accordance with social norms. Talya Zax, The Atlantic, "The 19th-Century Feminist Novel Pushed Out of the Russian Canon," 5 Nov. 2019 The event was in accordance with the Day of the Dead, a three-day Mexican holiday that honors those who have passed on and helps support their spiritual journey. Tresa Baldas, Detroit Free Press, "Final farewell for Grosse Pointe brothers Logan and Briggs Connolly who died in fire," 2 Nov. 2019 Schiff also said Republicans will have equal opportunity to question witnesses as Democrats in open hearings, in accordance with the rules established in the resolution. Grace Segers, CBS News, "House approves impeachment rules, ushering in new phase of inquiry — live updates," 31 Oct. 2019 Security procedures In accordance with NFL best practices for stadium security, all fans will be subject to security screening prior to entry inside State Farm Stadium along with inspection of all bags and carry-in items. Jeremy Cluff, azcentral, "San Francisco 49ers vs. Arizona Cardinals: What you should know before you go," 31 Oct. 2019 The hotel, in accordance with its longstanding policy, released the dress when no one claimed the item. Kaitlyn Frey,, "Lady Gaga's Golden Globes Gown Is Going Up for Auction After It Was Allegedly Left in Hotel Room," 30 Oct. 2019

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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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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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