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compliance

noun [U]
 
 
/kəmˈplaɪəns/
LAW the fact of obeying a particular law or rule, or of acting according to an agreement: compliance with sth He pointed to the building's lack of compliance with building standards for the disabled.compliance costs/procedures/standards, etc. The law imposes significant compliance costs on US businesses and is a deterrent to price competition. We've been working hard to remain in compliance with all air pollution control laws. → Compare non-compliance
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