noncompliance

[ non-kuh m-plahy-uh ns ]
/ ˌnɒn kəmˈplaɪ əns /

noun

failure or refusal to comply, as with a law, regulation, or term of a contract.

Nearby words

  1. noncommunicant,
  2. noncommunicating hydrocephalus,
  3. noncommunist,
  4. noncompetitive,
  5. noncompetitive inhibition,
  6. nonconcurrence,
  7. noncondensing engine,
  8. nonconductor,
  9. nonconformance,
  10. nonconformist

Origin of noncompliance

First recorded in 1680–90; non- + compliance

Related formsnon·com·pli·ant, non·com·ply·ing, adjective, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for non-compliance

noncompliance

/ (ˌnɒnkəmˈplaɪəns) /

noun

the act or state of not complying
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Word Origin and History for non-compliance

non-compliance

n.

also noncompliance, 1680s, from non- + compliance. Related: Noncompliant.

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