Definition of accordance in English:



in phrase in accordance with
  • In a manner conforming with.

    ‘the ballot was held in accordance with trade union rules’
    • ‘The composition of the committee is the same as above, and the voting is in accordance with that in the Council.’
    • ‘In fact it seemed to me that one could go further and say that if he had acted in accordance with a tenable view of the law he had not made a mistake.’
    • ‘The Commission will of course act in accordance with the law as declared by this Court.’
    • ‘Equally, we do not doubt that prosecuting counsel would have acted in accordance with their duty.’
    • ‘One way to determine this is to build a scale model in accordance with all the specifications.’
    • ‘The bear was passed to the museum, with a copy of Miss Doherty's note, in accordance with her wishes.’
    • ‘It must be carried out in accordance with the plans lodged in the granting of the application.’
    • ‘The pilots of both aircraft appear to have been acting in accordance with air traffic instructions.’
    • ‘Private law issues must be decided in accordance with the rules of private law.’
    • ‘I try to pay in as much as I can every year in accordance with the rules on how much you can invest relative to your income.’
    • ‘We have sought to act in accordance with the principles we have set out earlier.’
    • ‘Written notice has to be served in accordance with the rules or the sum is simply not recoverable.’
    • ‘Part of the deck was required to be removed in accordance with building regulations.’
    • ‘He could face trouble if it is proved his instructions to the rider were not in accordance with the rules of racing.’
    • ‘All military personnel are expected to know and to act in accordance with these principles.’
    • ‘The police in all three cases were acting in accordance with a policy not to knock before entry.’
    • ‘He would act at all times in accordance with the implied duty of trust and confidence.’
    • ‘People often act in accordance with the images and patterns they find around them.’
    • ‘It is assumed that solicitors will intend to act in accordance with their duty.’
    • ‘State leaders should act in accordance with the dictates of political wisdom.’
    in agreement with, in conformity with, in line with, commensurate with, in compliance with, true to, in fulfilment of, in obedience to, in the spirit of, following, honouring, heeding, observing
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Middle English: from Old French acordance, from acorder ‘bring to an agreement’ (see accord).