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


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


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Origin of noncompliance

First recorded in 1680–90; non- + compliance

OTHER WORDS FROM noncompliance

non·com·pli·ant, non·com·ply·ing, adjective, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for noncompliance

/ (ˌnɒnkəmˈplaɪəns) /


the act or state of not complying
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