accordance

An accordance is an act of giving rights to a person or group. The accordance of the right to vote for women was a big milestone in our country's history.

Accordance comes from the Old French acorder, meaning "bring to an agreement." When two things are in accordance, they fit together harmoniously. You'll usually see accordance in the phrase "in accordance with," as when you command your kid brother, "act in accordance with my wishes, or face the consequences!" It's most often used to show that someone is following rules or regulations.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: accordance

1
n
concurrence of opinion
2
n
the act of granting rights
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: accordance
1

n concurrence of opinion

Synonyms:
accord, conformity
Type of:
agreement
the verbal act of agreeing
2

n the act of granting rights

“the accordance to Canada of rights of access”
Synonyms:
accordance of rights
Type of:
gift, giving
the act of giving
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