What does accordance mean?

Definitions for accordance
əˈkɔr dnsac·cor·dance

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. accord, conformity, accordancenoun

    concurrence of opinion

    "we are in accord with your proposal"

  2. accordance, accordance of rightsnoun

    the act of granting rights

    "the accordance to Canada of rights of access"


  1. accordancenoun

    Agreement; harmony; conformity; compliance.

  2. accordancenoun

    The act of granting.

  3. Etymology: * First attested around 1300.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Accordancenoun

    Etymology: from accord.

    And prays he may in long accordance bide,
    With that great worth which hath such wonders wrought. Edward Fairfax, b. ii. stanza 63.

    The only way of defining of sin, is, by the contrariety to the will of God; as of good, by the accordance with that will. Henry Hammond, Fundamentals.


  1. Accordance

    Accordance is a Bible study program for Apple Macintosh and iPhone, and now Windows and Android, developed by OakTree Software, Inc.Although originally written exclusively for the Mac OS (and then iOS), Accordance was then released in a Windows-native version, although it was available prior to this by using the Basilisk II emulator. Since 2018 there has also been an Accordance app for Android. The program is used for both private and academic study.


  1. accordance

    Accordance is the act of giving or granting something in line with an agreement, expectation or set rules. It also refers to the state of being in agreement, harmony, or conformity with something else.

  2. accordance

    Accordance is a state of harmony or agreement between ideas, actions, or persons, often due to conformity with established rules, guidelines, or standards. It can also refer to the act of granting or giving something in line with someone's wishes or requests.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Accordancenoun

    agreement; harmony; conformity


  1. Accordance

    Accordance is a Bible study program for Apple Macintosh and iPhone developed by OakTree Software, Inc. Reviewers consider it a premium program. As well as a standalone program, it is the base software packaged by Zondervan in their Bible Study suites for Macintosh. Although Accordance has been written exclusively for the Mac OS and iOS, it also runs on PCs using the Basilisk II emulator. In 2013 Oak Tree Software will release a Windows version. The program is used for both private and academic study. The translators of the Holman Christian Standard Bible, completed in 2004, used it for word studies, comparisons and instant searches. Commenting on the use of Accordance, the HCSB's editor Ed Blum said, "This project used far more computerization than anyone else has ever been able to do."

Editors Contribution

  1. accordance

    Acting in agreement.

    They were acting in accordance with the law and all were very grateful.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 20, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of accordance in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of accordance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of accordance in a Sentence

  1. Kim Hong-kyun:

    Both sides agreed that despite the international community's warning if North Korea makes strategic provocations such as a nuclear test or an ICBM launch, there should be strong additional measures in accordance with UN Security Council resolutions.

  2. Wang Zhimin:

    If we indulge crimes and breaches of the law, even whitewash, exonerate or give them support, that would be a blatant challenge to the rule of law in Hong Kong, which will eventually hurt the interest of all the Hong Kong people, hence, the central government firmly supports Chief Executive Carrie Lam and the Special Administrative Region government continue to govern effectively and actively make a difference in accordance with the law, firmly supports Hong Kong Police to do their duties in accordance with the law.

  3. Regina Ip:

    Thereafter, Hong Kong Chinese who acquire a foreign nationality of their own free will, will be deemed to have lost Chinese nationality, in strict accordance with Article 9 of the Chinese Nationality Law, when they make a conscious decision to leave and, by implication, give up on Hong Kong, it is only right that they should be asked to make their choice -- China or a foreign country -- foreign citizenship or the right of abode and the right to vote in Hong Kong.

  4. Suu Kyi:

    He will have no authority. He will act in accordance with the decisions of the party.

  5. Ensieh Khazali:

    The judiciary is determined to inflict the most severe punishment on( the killer and a suspected accomplice) in accordance with the law.

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