Nolo's Plain-English Law Dictionary


1) A favor done without compensation (pay or consideration), such as a signature guaranteeing payment of a debt, sometimes called an accommodation indorsement. 2) Giving in to an adversary on a point to make a deal work. 3) A change in an employer's or landlord's policy or practice, made in order to allow a person with a disability to perform a particular job or live in a rental. (See: reasonable accommodation)