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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Accord


ACCORD', noun The Lat. has concors, concordo.

1. Agreement; harmony of minds; consent or concurrence of opinions or wills.

They all continued with one accord in prayer. Acts 1:14.

2. Concert; harmony of sounds; the union of different sounds, which is agreeable to the ear; agreement in pitch and tone; as the accord of notes; but in this sense, it is more usual to employ concord or chord.

3. Agreement; just correspondence of things; as the accord of light and shade in painting.

4. Will; voluntary or spontaneous motion; used of the will of persons, or the natural motion of other bodies, and preceded by own.

Being more forward of his own accord 2 Corinthians 8:17.

That which groweth of its own accord thou shall not reap. Leviticus 25:5.

5. Adjustment of a difference; reconciliation.

The mediator of an accord

6. In law, an agreement between parties in controversy, by which satisfaction for an injury is stipulated, and which, when executed, bars a suit.

7. Permission, leave.

ACCORD', verb transitive

1. To make to agree, or correspond; to adjust one thing to another.

Her hands accorded the lute's music to the voice.

2. To being to an agreement; to settle, adjust or compose; as to accord suits or controversies.

ACCORD, verb intransitive

1. To agree; to be in correspondence.

My heart accordeth with my tongue.

2. To agree in pitch and tone.