Etymology
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compliance (n.)

1640s, "act of complying; disposition to yield to others," from comply + -ance. Related: Compliancy.

updated on February 10, 2018

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Definitions of compliance from WordNet

compliance (n.)
acting according to certain accepted standards;
compliance (n.)
a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others;
Synonyms: complaisance / compliancy / obligingness / deference
compliance (n.)
the act of submitting; usually surrendering power to another;
Synonyms: submission
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