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 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 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 American insisted that the aircraft's revival was done in accordance with the highest safety standards. Carly Roman, Washington Examiner, "American Airlines resumes 737 Max flights after crashes," 29 Dec. 2020 According to a report released by District Attorney Diana Becton’s office Monday, the five officers involved in the incident justifiably feared for their lives and acted in accordance with the law. Vanessa Arredondo,, "Contra Costa D.A. rules 2018 Pittsburg killing by police legally justified," 29 Dec. 2020 The Cavs believe their Activation Plan meets and exceeds regulations that have been developed by national and local medical experts in accordance with Centers for Disease Control standards to combat COVID-19. Chris Fedor, cleveland, "Cavaliers presented innovative coronavirus plan to the state, are asking to have more than 4,000 fans at home games," 29 Dec. 2020 Camping World Stadium, in accordance with the 20 percent capacity limit in place across Florida during the COVID-19 pandemic, is allowing 12,000-13,000 fans. David Furones,, "Game time: Fast facts, keys to No. 18 Miami Hurricanes vs. No. 21 Oklahoma State in Cheez-It Bowl," 28 Dec. 2020 The bowling alley was closed when the shooting happened, in accordance with restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, O’Shea said. Michael Tarm And Sophia Tareen,, "Rockford shooting: Judge denies bond for U.S. Army special forces sergeant charged in bowling alley shooting that killed 3 people, wounded 3 others," 28 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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9 Jan 2021

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“Accordance.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 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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