Definition for AC-CORD'

AC-CORD', n. [Fr. accord, agreement, consent; accorder, to adjust, or reconcile; Sp. acordar; Arm. accord, accordi; It. accordo, accordare. The L. has concors, concordo. Qu. cor and cordis, the heart, or from the same root. In some of its applications, it is naturally deduced from chorda, It. corda, the string of a musical instrument.]

  1. Agreement; harmony of minds; consent or concurrence of opinions or wills. They all continued with one accord in prayer. – Acts i.
  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 Cor. viii. That which groweth of its own accord thou shalt not reap. – Lev. xxv.
  5. Adjustment of a difference; reconciliation; as, 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. – Blackstone.
  7. Permission, leave.

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