accordance

Accordance is agreement between people or consensus within a group. A lack of accordance between members of a political party can spell disaster for their presidential candidate.

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.

Definitions of accordance
  1. noun
    concurrence of opinion
    synonyms: accord, conformity
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    type of:
    agreement
    the verbal act of agreeing
  2. noun
    the act of granting rights
    “the accordance to Canada of rights of access”
    synonyms: accordance of rights
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    type of:
    gift, giving
    the act of giving
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