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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In accordance with international law, Canada does not recognize permanent Israeli control over the Golan Heights. Deb Riechmann, The Seattle Times, "Trump signs declaration reversing US policy on Golan Heights," 26 Mar. 2019 The researchers also calculated the price of a separate running tab: the $1.4 billion cost to unwind Lehman’s brokerage in accordance with 1970’s Securities Investor Protection Act, which governs the liquidation of brokers. Katy Stech Ferek, WSJ, "Fed Says Lehman Brothers Chapter 11 Case Is Costliest in History," 16 Jan. 2019 Lion Air co-founder Rusdi Kirana has disputed that any maintenance error occurred, saying in a recent interview that calibration was performed properly in accordance with the manufacturer’s manual. Ben Otto, WSJ, "Maintenance Lapse Identified as Initial Problem Leading to Lion Air Crash," 25 Dec. 2018 Canadian officials have said Ms. Meng’s arrest was conducted in accordance with the rule of law and international treaty obligations. Eva Dou, WSJ, "Canadian Woman Detained for Working Illegally in China, Beijing Says," 20 Dec. 2018 When management would move the pictures around (or, worse, banish one entirely) in accordance with the ebb and flow of their subjects’ successes, the reshuffling prompted all sorts of glee and schadenfreude among other customers. Town & Country, "Wall of Shame: What Happens to Controversial Portrait Walls in the #MeToo Era?," 30 Nov. 2018 So far, no music or ads are allowed within the stories, and publications can’t use profanity either, in accordance with FCC guidelines, according to Google. Shannon Liao, The Verge, "Google wants to replace your radio as an audio news source," 6 Dec. 2018 In accordance with the Atlanta Is Burning theme, there were tons of fire-engine-red garments, along with gowns adorned with sequins and bodysuits thrown in for good measure. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "Club Kid and Ballroom Style Collide in Bold Fashion at ATL Is Burning," 19 Nov. 2018 Repetitive cycles of uncommanded nose down stabilizer continue to occur unless the stabilizer trim system is deactivated through use of both STAB TRIM CUTOUT switches in accordance with the existing procedures in the Runaway Stabilizer NNC. Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, "Indonesia 737 crash caused by “safety” feature change pilots weren’t told of," 13 Nov. 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 How to pronounce accordance (audio) \

Kids Definition of accordance

: agreement sense 1 He acted in accordance with his orders.

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