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

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Congress should immediately pass a concurrent resolution rejecting that rejects any future presidential claims of national security emergencies under the IEEPA and TEA without the explicit concurrence of Congress. Jeffrey Sachs For Cnn Business Perspectives, CNN, "Trump is smashing the rules of global trade while Congress stays silent," 28 Aug. 2019 The chief justice wrote 12 opinions total, seven for the majority, two concurrences, and three dissents. Ephrat Livni, Quartz, "We charted the ideological lines along which each Supreme Court justice voted," 3 July 2019 Justice Clarence Thomas joined Gorsuch’s concurrence. Adam Liptak,, "Supreme Court allows 40-foot ‘Peace Cross’ on state property," 20 June 2019 That extra layer of review took several months and the panel’s concurrence with the authority that no more work was needed was the final approval the authority needs to set a date for reopening. Erin Baldassari, The Mercury News, "San Francisco’s Transbay Terminal to open July 1 after engineers give the OK," 11 June 2019 This was denied, and Kavanaugh separately agreed with that decision in a November 2015 concurrence. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "NSA metadata program “consistent” with Fourth Amendment, Kavanaugh once argued," 9 Sep. 2018 The concurrence was co-signed by Neil Gorsuch, who, as the latest addition to the Supreme Court, was a deciding vote in the Abbott v. Perez case. Anne Branigin, The Root, "Supreme Court Punts on Partisan Gerrymandering as Neil Gorsuch and Clarence Thomas Set Sights on Dismantling Voting Rights Act," 25 June 2018 In a season when Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop has failed to replicate his All-Star form from 2017, his home run in Saturday's 5-4 loss to the Miami Marlins came in concurrence with something that was also lacking — plate discipline. Jon Meoli,, "Orioles' Jonathan Schoop hoping for selectivity, slugging to return in tandem," 17 June 2018 Masterpiece’s concurrences suggest that Justices Thomas, Alito and Gorsuch would like to apply a broader idea of religious liberty. John Sides, Washington Post, "Still trying to understand the wedding cake case? Here are your answers.," 6 June 2018

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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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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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