ac·cord 1 /ə-'kȯrd/ vt
1: to bring into agreement
2: to grant or give esp. as appropriate, due, or earned
vi: to be consistent or in harmony
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).”
accord 2 n
1: agreement of opinion
both cases in accord
2: a formal act of agreement: treaty
an economic accord
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; also: the defense that an accord was agreed upon
— usu. used in the phrase accord and satisfaction; – called also executory accord; compare composition, compromise, novation, satisfaction; substituted contract at contract, transaction 3
ac·count 1 n
1 a: a record of debit and credit entries to cover transactions involving a particular item (as cash or notes receivable) or a particular person or concern
b: a statement of transactions during a fiscal period showing the resulting balance
— sometimes used in the pl.
trustees filed annual accord s as required by statute — W. M. McGovern, Jr. et al.
2: a periodically rendered reckoning (as one listing charged purchases and credits)
3: a sum of money or its equivalent deposited in the common cash of a bank and subject to withdrawal at the option of the depositor
4: a right under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code to payment for goods or services which is not contained in an instrument or chattel paper and that may or may not have been earned by performance
account 2 vi: to give a financial account
a duty to accord

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I noun accommodation, accordance, adjustment, agreement, arrangement, compromise, concession, concord, concordance, mutual understanding, settlement, understanding associated concepts: accord and satisfaction, disputed claims, executed accord, executory accord, novation, payment of a debt, release, satisfaction, substituted agreement, unliquidated claim foreign phrases:
- Concordare leges legibus est optimus interpretandi modus. — To reconcile laws with other laws is the best method of interpreting them
II index accede (concede), accordance (compact), adjust (resolve), adjustment, administer (tender), agree (comply), agreement (concurrence), allow (endure), approval, arbitrate (conciliate), arrangement (understanding), ascribe, assent (noun), assent (verb), attune, authorize, bargain, bestow, cartel, certify (approve), cohere (be logically consistent), coincide (concur), comity, compatibility, compliance, concert, concession (compromise), conciliation, concordance, concur (agree), condescend (deign), confer (give), confirm, confirmation, conform, conformity (agreement), consensus, consent (noun), consent (verb), contact (association), contract, contribute (supply), correspondence (similarity), defer (yield in judgment), delegate, endue, give (grant), grant (concede), impart, indorsement, league, leave (give), mutual understanding, peace, present (make a gift), propinquity (similarity), provide (supply), rapport, rapprochement, reconciliation, render (administer), synchronism, treaty, understanding (agreement), union (unity), volition, vouchsafe, yield (produce a return)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

To give or grant; to agree.
An agreement; a treaty; an agreement between two parties that settles a dispute and provides satisfaction to the wronged party.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

1 An agreement to satisfy a claim by some form of discharging the obligation other than what the obligee is, or considers himself, entitled to.
See also accord, satisfaction.
2 In legal citation, the identification of one case that clearly supports the proposition for which another case is being quoted.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

An agreement that settles a dispute, generally requiring an obligee to accept a compromise or satisfaction from the obligor with something less than what was originally demanded. Also often used synonymously with treaty.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

An agreement that settles a dispute, generally requiring an obligee to accept a compromise or satisfaction from the obligor with something less than what was originally demanded. Also often used synonymously with treaty.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.


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