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compliant

adjective     /kəmˈplɑɪ.ənt/
formal willing to do what other people want you to do: a compliant child Obedient and compliantObeying and breaking the law used to describe something that obeys a particular rule or law : The company expects to be reclassified soon as its factories are fully compliant with the Federal Clean Air Act .Obeying and breaking the lawObedient and compliantDisobedientBad and wrong behaviour
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