ac·​cor·​dant ə-ˈkȯr-dᵊnt How to pronounce accordant (audio)
accordantly adverb

Examples of accordant in a Sentence

a decision accordant with previous policy regarding unpaid leave
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Word History


Middle English acordaunt, acordant, borrowed from Anglo-French acordant, accordant, from present participle of acorder "to accord entry 1"

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of accordant was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Accordant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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