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

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London and the police union say Pantaleo acted in accordance with his training in taking Garner down. Eliott C. Mclaughlin And Mark Morales, CNN, "With his career on the line, NYPD police officer accused of fatally choking Eric Garner won't testify, lawyer says," 6 June 2019 But in accordance with the Indian Child Welfare Act, or ICWA, a judge gave the Navajo Nation priority in finding a new home for Zachary. Arnessa Garrett, Dallas News, "NYT spotlights white Fort Worth couple's fight to adopt Native American child," 5 June 2019 Tesla is based in California, which requires automakers to sell a certain proportion of zero-emission vehicles in accordance with their overall share in the market. Jamie L. Lareau, Detroit Free Press, "GM, FCA strike a deal with Tesla that consumers subsidize," 5 June 2019 The agency's tour of Fort Benning is in accordance with that mandate, Weber said. Graham Kates, CBS News, "Amid budget crisis, Army base considered for unaccompanied migrant children," 5 June 2019 Organizers for Miss Alabama are making sure that everything is done correctly and in accordance with the new guidelines set by the Miss America organization, Teninbaum said. Mary Colurso |,, "Miss Alabama 2019: Swimsuits are out, interviews are in for 47 women in state competition," 4 June 2019 Living well means living in accordance with human nature; and libertarianism, Machan concluded, is the political theory which best takes account of man’s nature. Richard Brookhiser, National Review, "Moving Portrait," 4 June 2019 In this case, the officers’ response to a risky situation was consistent with their training and in accordance with the law. Trisha Thadani,, "City to pay $400,000 to Mario Woods’ family over police shooting," 3 June 2019 The Lammily doll, launched in 2014, whose body was forged in plastic scaled in accordance with the CDC’s measurements for the average 19-year-old girl, generated lots of acclaim but fewer American dollars; the dolls were retired last year. Brennan Kilbane, Allure, "Barbie's 60th Birthday Wish Was to Be More Inclusive. Now What?," 2 May 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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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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