concord (kon-kord orkong-), n.

1. An amicable arrangement between parties, esp. between peoples or nations; a compact or treaty.

2. Archaic. An agreement to compromise and settle an action in trespass.

¡°Concord is an Agreement made between two or more, upon a Trespass committed; and is divided into Concord executory, and Concord executed… ; one binds not, as being imperfect, but the other is absolute, and ties the Party.¡± Giles Jacob, A New Law-Dictionary (8th ed. 1762).

3. Archaic. An in-court agreement in which a person who acquired land by force acknowledges that the land in question belongs to the complainant. See DEFORCE.¡°Next comes the concord, or agreement itself, after leave obtained from the court; which is usually an acknowledgment from the deforciants (or those who keep the other out of possession) that the lands in question are the right of the complainant.¡± 2 William Blackstone, Commen-taries on the Laws of England 350 (1766).

4. Hist. The settlement of a dispute.

final concord. A written agreement between the parties to an action by which they settle the action in court, with the court’s permission.

¡ª Also termed finalis concordia; final peace.

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