concurrence

noun

con·​cur·​rence kən-ˈkər-ən(t)s How to pronounce concurrence (audio)
-ˈkə-rən(t)s,
kän-
1
a
: 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
3
a
: 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

Example Sentences

the concurrence of my birthday and the concert by my favorite 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 Thomas, writing in his concurrence, agreed but said the justices should unsettle them next. Matt Ford, The New Republic, 20 Oct. 2022 But Thomas, in a concurrence, lamented the power of social media companies and indicated that they might be treated differently under the law. John Fritze, USA TODAY, 4 Oct. 2022 Samuel Alito, in a sneering concurrence, played dumb. Ian Macdougall, Harper’s Magazine , 28 Sep. 2022 In a rare instance of concurrence, BLM Utah deputy state director Kent Hoffman agreed. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, 30 June 2022 An amendment to Cleveland Heights City Council’s resolution of concurrence passed last year encouraged sewer district officials to remain open to alternative proposals that could allow the Horseshoe Lake dam to be saved. Thomas Jewell, cleveland, 28 June 2022 Thomas's opinion, a concurrence in a case concerning former President Donald Trump's Twitter usage, took issue with the way that Twitter, Facebook, and other social media companies handle speech on their platforms. Nicholas Rowan, Washington Examiner, 5 Apr. 2021 The Assembly needs to vote on the bill before the Senate can send it off to Newsom on concurrence. Hannah Wiley, Los Angeles Times, 26 Aug. 2022 Justice Gorsuch’s concurrence suggested that such an intrusive power is reserved to the states and not to the federal government. Josh Blackman, WSJ, 28 Jan. 2022 See More

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

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

Time Traveler
The first known use of concurrence was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Concurrence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/concurrence. Accessed 2 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

concurrence

noun

con·​cur·​rence kən-ˈkər-ən(t)s How to pronounce concurrence (audio)
-ˈkə-rən(t)s,
kän-
1
: agreement in action, opinion, or intent : cooperation
2
3
: a coming together : conjunction

Legal Definition

concurrence

noun

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