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 Neil Gorsuch, who joined Thomas’s concurrence in Selia Law, has also taken radical stances in other cases. Matt Ford, The New Republic, "Elena Kagan’s Fiery Defense of the Administrative State," 2 July 2020 Opening the way for more restrictions The practical effects of his concurrence is to technically uphold Whole Woman’s Health while simultaneously gutting it. Jessica Mendoza, The Christian Science Monitor, "Principle over politics? Why Chief Justice Roberts upheld abortion rights.," 30 June 2020 Senators voted 26-12 in favor of the bill, which goes back to the House for possible concurrence on amendments. David Jacobs, Washington Examiner, "Louisiana Senate approve 2 more tax benefits for businesses," 29 June 2020 In Wisconsin, sandhill cranes may only be taken with a permit issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and with concurrence from the DNR. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Sandhill crane population and management issues on tap for NRB meeting," 20 June 2020 Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote a concurrence arguing that Chief Justice John Roberts, who wrote the majority opinion, went too easy on President Trump. Fortune, "How to move corporate Juneteenth holidays beyond virtue signaling," 19 June 2020 Tovar isn’t surprised by the concurrence of weight anxiety and pandemic stress. Soleil Ho,, "Fear of the ‘quarantine 15’ speaks to deeper anxieties," 9 June 2020 After the Fifth Circuit sided with First Pentecostal, Judge Don Willett issued a concurrence slamming the city for trying to argue that the act of arson rendered the case null and void. Fox News, "Mississippi church granted injunction to hold services just days after being burned to the ground," 24 May 2020 Lawmakers including opposition Senator Franklin Drilon were quoted by local media as saying the president could end the treaty unilaterally, even without the concurrence of the Senate. Andreo Calonzo,, "Duterte Threatens to End U.S. Military Pact Over Ally’s Visa," 10 May 2020

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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 15 Jul. 2020.

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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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