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compliance

noun [U] uk   /kəmˈplaɪ.əns/ us  
formal the act of obeying an order, rule, or request: It is the job of the inspectors to enforce compliance with the regulations. The company said that it had always acted in compliance with environmental laws.Obedient and compliantObeying and breaking the law mainly disapproving the state of being too willing to do what other people want you to do: It's his compliance that amazes me.Ready and willingUnwilling and reluctant
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