con·​cur·​rence | \ kən-ˈkər-ən(t)s How to pronounce concurrence (audio) , -ˈkə-rən(t)s, kän- \

Definition of concurrence

1a : agreement or union in action : cooperation
b(1) : agreement in opinion or design
(2) : consent obtained the written concurrence of the attorney general
2 : a coincidence of equal powers in law
3a : the simultaneous occurrence of events or circumstances The concurrence of heavy rain and strong winds delayed the plane's departure.
b : the meeting of concurrent lines in a point

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Examples of concurrence in a Sentence

the concurrence of my birthday and the concert by my favorite rock band made my preference for a birthday present pretty obvious looked for some sign of concurrence among the delegates to the conference
Recent Examples on the Web The concurrence requirement for collective action was too high. Alexander William Salter, National Review, 4 June 2021 The legislation, which has passed the state house and senate and is going back to the house for a concurrence vote, would amend the Illinois School Code to mandate Asian American history be taught in every public school. Madeline Holcombe, CNN, 31 May 2021 One silver lining for the 2021 fire season is that 2020's record-shattering burns were fueled by a highly unusual concurrence of record-breaking heatwaves and intense, widespread lightning strikes, UCLA meteorologist Daniel Swain told the AP. Paul Douglas, Star Tribune, 26 May 2021 As early as Monday, the House could give final approval to the bill, and send it to the Senate for concurrence in House revisions. Robert T. Garrett, Dallas News, 23 May 2021 Former Department of Justice, Tax Division Deputy Assistant Attorney General Diana Erbsen, now a partner at DLA Piper, views Justice Sotomayor’s concurrence as a potential governor on future CIC Services progeny. Guinevere Moore, Forbes, 17 May 2021 Due to the amendment, the bill will need to be passed again by the House in a concurrence vote before going on to the governor’s desk for approval. Jamie Goldberg, oregonlive, 17 May 2021 The House has approved House Bill 264, which requires the governor to seek the Council of State's concurrence when issuing a statewide declaration of emergency for 67 or more North Carolina counties for more than 30 days. Nyamekye Daniel, Washington Examiner, 28 Apr. 2021 Justice Clarence Thomas points out in a concurrence that Congress didn’t require the FCC to consider minority and female ownership. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 1 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of concurrence

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 3a

History and Etymology for concurrence

Middle English, "concentration," borrowed from Medieval Latin concurrentia "coming together, simultaneous occurrence," noun derivative of Latin concurrent-, concurrens "running together, concurrent"

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“Concurrence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of concurrence

: the state of agreeing with someone or something
: a situation in which two or more things happen at the same time : a situation in which things are concurrent


con·​cur·​rence | \ kən-ˈkər-əns How to pronounce concurrence (audio) \

Legal Definition of concurrence

1 : the simultaneous occurrence of events or circumstances
2 : an agreement in judgment specifically : a judge's or justice's separate opinion that differs in reasoning but agrees in the decision of the court

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