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’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘State leaders should act in accordance with the dictates of political wisdom.’
    • ‘People often act in accordance with the images and patterns they find around them.’
    • ‘We have sought to act in accordance with the principles we have set out earlier.’
    • ‘The police in all three cases were acting in accordance with a policy not to knock before entry.’
    • ‘Written notice has to be served in accordance with the rules or the sum is simply not recoverable.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The composition of the committee is the same as above, and the voting is in accordance with that in the Council.’
    • ‘It is assumed that solicitors will intend to act in accordance with their duty.’
    • ‘The Commission will of course act in accordance with the law as declared by this Court.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘All military personnel are expected to know and to act in accordance with these principles.’
    • ‘Equally, we do not doubt that prosecuting counsel would have acted in accordance with their duty.’
    • ‘Private law issues must be decided in accordance with the rules of private law.’
    • ‘He could face trouble if it is proved his instructions to the rider were not in accordance with the rules of racing.’
    • ‘Part of the deck was required to be removed in accordance with building regulations.’
    • ‘One way to determine this is to build a scale model in accordance with all the specifications.’
    • ‘He would act at all times in accordance with the implied duty of trust and confidence.’
    • ‘The pilots of both aircraft appear to have been acting in accordance with air traffic instructions.’
    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).