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1 : to bring into agreement
2 : to grant or give esp. as appropriate, due, or earned
: to be consistent or in harmony NOTE: Accord in this sense is often used to introduce a case or an authority that accords with the case or authority just cited, as for example in a sentence like “… a decision based on equitable principles. Accord Smith v. Jones, 1 F.2d 2 (1900).”
n 1 : agreement of opinion [both cases in ]
2 : a formal act of agreement
: treaty [an economic ]
3 : an accepted offer by which the parties agree that a specified future performance will discharge in full an obligation when performed even though the performance is of less value than the original obligation
: the defense that an accord was agreed upon usually used in the phrase accord and satisfaction; called also executory accord compare composition, compromise, novation, satisfaction substituted contract at contract, transaction
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.