2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Compliance \Com*pli"ance\, noun [See {Comply}.]

1. The act of complying; a yielding; as to a desire, demand, or proposal; concession; submission.

What compliances will remove dissension? --Swift.

Ready compliance with the wishes of his people. --Macaulay.

2. A disposition to yield to others; complaisance.

A man of few words and of great compliance. --Clarendon.

Syn: Concession; submission; consent; obedience; performance; execution; acquiescence; assent.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: acting according to certain accepted standards; "their financial statements are in conformity with generally accepted accounting practices" [syn: {conformity}, {conformation}, {compliance}, {abidance}] [ant: {disobedience}, {noncompliance}, {nonconformance}, {nonconformity}]

2: a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others [syn: {complaisance}, {compliance}, {compliancy}, {obligingness}, {deference}]

3: the act of submitting; usually surrendering power to another [syn: {submission}, {compliance}]

1. Caduceus  2. Golden Key  3. Scales of Justice (Or maybe, 1. HEALTH 2. SECURITY 3. JUSTICE?)


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