non·com·pli·ance | \ˌnän-kəm-ˈplī-ən(t)s \

Definition of noncompliance 

: failure or refusal to comply with something (such as a rule or regulation) : a state of not being in compliance terminated for noncompliance

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noncompliant \ˌnän-kəm-ˈplī-ənt \ adjective
noncompliant patients a noncompliant facility

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Most of the noncompliance findings were administrative, such as not completing paperwork as required or posting proper signage. Anchorage Daily News, "Audit finds 70 percent of British Columbia fish-processing plants do not comply with environmental regulations," 8 July 2018 Alongside outright noncompliance and public outcries from increasingly authoritarian countries such as Turkey, Russia and Hungary, the ECtHR has been under fire by liberal democracies as well. Filiz Kahraman, Washington Post, "Why Turkey’s human rights violations won’t end up in court," 12 June 2018 Non-filing can be attributed to a number scenarios such as receipt of nontaxable retirement income, inadequate withholding and/or basic noncompliance. Katrease Stafford, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit seeks to compel landlords to list renters in search for tax evaders," 17 Apr. 2018 But under last year’s final tax-reform bill, people no longer face a penalty for noncompliance as of January 2019. Alex Pappas, Fox News, "Liberal states impose new individual mandate ahead of ObamaCare rollback," 6 July 2018 Depending on who wins, analysts say, the vote could presage the end of the accord, which is already on shaky ground amid assassinations of former combatants and allegations of noncompliance by both sides. Chris Kraul,, "Colombia's presidential election could signal end of peace pact with former FARC rebels, analysts say," 26 May 2018 As such, the U.S. has no choice but to move aggressively against noncompliance—in Berlin, in Brussels and around the world. Richard Goldberg And, WSJ, "To Help Iran, Angela Merkel Tries to Pull a Fast One With Swift," 20 June 2018 Meanwhile, relations between the United States and Russia soured, and Moscow pulled out of the pact in 2016, citing Washington’s noncompliance. Paul Sonne, Washington Post, "Billions of dollars later, Energy Department pulls plug on partly built nuclear fuel plant," 11 May 2018 The state regulation that requires cities to do so has no penalty for noncompliance. Kyle Hopkins, Anchorage Daily News, "A broken system of oversight for Alaska’s village police officers," 9 June 2018

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1648, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of noncompliance was in 1648

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non·com·pli·ance | \-kəm-ˈplī-ən(t)s \

Medical Definition of noncompliance 

: failure or refusal to comply (as in the taking of prescribed medication)

Other Words from noncompliance

noncompliant \-ənt \ adjective

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