Definition of noncompliance in US English:



  • Failure to act in accordance with a wish or command.

    ‘noncompliance with the formal requirements’
    • ‘There are speed limits that are adhered to, and heavy fines, as well as points deducted for non-compliance.’
    • ‘Responsibility for reporting cases of non-compliance to the Disability Rights Commission should not rest with individuals.’
    • ‘If a negotiated agreement cannot be reached, non-compliance can bring a fine of £75,000.’
    • ‘Indeed, I would go further than mere encouragement and make voting compulsory, non-compliance being punishable by a fine.’
    • ‘Tough new legislation to end the culture of non-compliance with company law is expected to be in place by the summer.’
    • ‘Fourthly, the department's policy is that ignorance of the law is not grounds for non-compliance.’
    • ‘Often the formulation is so vague as to practically guarantee non-compliance.’
    • ‘To compound the problem of non-compliance the traffic police seem even less interested in enforcing the law.’
    • ‘Examples of non-compliance include failing either to privatize or cut expenditure.’
    • ‘To make matters worse, the law does not address the common problem of non-compliance with a court order.’
    • ‘Third, there is no rule of law that can make penalties for non-compliance by countries binding if some countries decide to withdraw.’
    • ‘What is the Government doing to deal with all this non-compliance with existing laws?’
    • ‘King recognised that non-compliance with the rights of private property had increased.’
    • ‘These will include points for offences such as running a red light, poor lane discipline and non-compliance with stop and yield signs.’
    • ‘Reports are furnished through a carefully designed time system, with fines for non-compliance.’
    • ‘Arch has tried different means to deal with the problem of non-compliance.’
    • ‘This is a directive issued by Carlow County Board to all clubs and will be strictly imposed resulting in fines for non-compliance.’
    • ‘The Labour leader also called for a significant increase in penalties for non-compliance with employment legislation.’
    • ‘The Commissioners found that the company's non-compliance with its tax obligations was not minor and of a technical nature.’
    • ‘The Council has warned that non-compliance with the new scheme simply is not an option.’
    disobedience, unruliness, waywardness, indiscipline, bad behaviour, misbehaviour, misconduct, delinquency, troublemaking
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