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Definition of accordance

1 : agreement, conformity in accordance with a rule
2 : the act of granting something the accordance of a privilege

Examples of accordance in a Sentence

make sure the fund-raiser is in accordance with the school rules
Recent Examples on the Web After the deadline passes, three individuals will be selected and begin their journeys in spring 2022; dates subject to change in accordance with CDC and international travel guidelines. Rachel King, Fortune, 18 Jan. 2022 The number listed is then verified in accordance with a person's voter registration record. Rick Klein, ABC News, 18 Jan. 2022 The 36th annual edition of SXSW is planning a hybrid event, combining in-person settings in Austin, Texas with online viewing options in accordance with health and safety protocols for COVID-19. Jackson Kim Murphy, Variety, 18 Jan. 2022 Appetito have been canceled through January, other businesses are modifying class size and making changes in accordance with COVID-19 safety regulations. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 17 Jan. 2022 MLK Day is the second federal and state holiday of the year and is one of several holidays where the date changes each year in accordance with the Uniform Monday Holiday Act. Leada Gore |, al, 17 Jan. 2022 City staff met Tuesday with representatives of the state agency, discussing options for putting the property up for bid in accordance with the law. Bill Shaikin, Los Angeles Times, 13 Jan. 2022 At that time, the self-closing mechanism was checked in accordance with standard operating procedure, and no concerns about the door had been reported to property management since then, the company said. Ryan W. Miller, USA TODAY, 12 Jan. 2022 Universal Orlando has updated its company vaccination policy in accordance with federal guidelines, and under the new requirements employees who have not been fully vaccinated by Feb. 9 will have to undergo weekly COVID testing and mask up. Katie Rice,, 11 Jan. 2022

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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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21 Jan 2022

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“Accordance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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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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