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

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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 The signs were quickly replaced with signs containing the same sentiment — but sized in accordance with city signage rules — and the Elgin woman continued her activist lifestyle until days before her death, according to friends and family. Janelle Walker, Elgin Courier-News, "Myra Becker, social activist noted for her 'Impeach Trump' yard sign in Elgin, dies at 94," 11 July 2018 Classes provide participants with individual meal plans designed to meet specific needs along with information in accordance with the American Diabetes Association Standards. Staff Report, Post-Tribune, "Community news," 11 July 2018 No images of the public are used for testing, the facial recognition tool is not used in an investigative capacity and all elements of the program are in accordance with the law related to privacy and civil rights, Bernal said in the release. USA TODAY, "Orlando police decide to keep testing controversial Amazon facial recognition program," 9 July 2018 Cintron was at all times paid generously and in accordance with the law., "Trump’s longtime personal driver sues for overtime wages," 9 July 2018 The suit, filed by Noel Cintron in Manhattan Supreme Court on Monday, seeks $178,200 for overtime pay and $5,000 in penalties in accordance with New York’s labor laws. Mckenna Moore, Fortune, "Donald Trump Is Sued by Former Driver for Overtime Pay," 9 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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evasion of direct action or statement

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