non·​com·​pli·​ance | \ ˌnän-kəm-ˈplī-ən(t)s How to pronounce noncompliance (audio) \

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 How to pronounce noncompliant (audio) \ adjective
noncompliant patients a noncompliant facility

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A month later, the city received its third consecutive letter of noncompliance from the state, saying that for 18 consecutive months, Newark’s water was above the federal action level. John Schwartz, New York Times, "Tainted Water, Ignored Warnings and a Boss With a Criminal Past," 24 Aug. 2019 Another is a more serious warning of possible noncompliance with US tax law and potential IRS enforcement. Anna Bahney, CNN, "IRS is going after cryptocurrency users with warning letters about back taxes," 26 July 2019 As of June, 30 states have pending legislation related to sanctuary jurisdictions or noncompliance with immigration detainment requests, according to the National Conference of State Legislators. Lisa Maria Garza,, "Central Florida immigration advocates among challengers of ‘sanctuary cities’ ban in federal lawsuit," 16 July 2019 Dennis Herrera, the consequences of noncompliance could be dire: The loss of up to $1 billion in federal healthcare funding, the equivalent of one third of the budget of its Department of Public Health. Michael Hiltzik,, "Facing torrent of legal challenges, Trump defers antiabortion ‘conscience’ rule," 1 July 2019 Correction posted March 25, 2010 The original version misstated the penalty due for noncompliance with the new federal mandate to buy health insurance. The Christian Science Monitor, "Corrections," 4 Mar. 2019 Jones said the continued points of noncompliance in Parsons v. Ryan and stories of suffering are frustrating and exhausting. Grace Oldham, azcentral, "A mother's frightening story highlights concerns over mental-health care in Arizona prisons," 26 June 2019 The original version misstated the penalty due for noncompliance with the new federal mandate to buy health insurance. The Christian Science Monitor, "Corrections," 4 Mar. 2019 Juul’s reseller agreements include monitoring and penalties for noncompliance with underage restrictions, Mr. David said. Jennifer Maloney, WSJ, "Massachusetts Attorney General Launches Probe of Juul," 24 July 2018

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First Known Use of noncompliance

1648, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of noncompliance was in 1648

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English Language Learners Definition of noncompliance

chiefly US, formal : the condition of not having or doing something that is officially required


non·​com·​pli·​ance | \ -kəm-ˈplī-ən(t)s How to pronounce noncompliance (audio) \

Medical Definition of noncompliance

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

Other Words from noncompliance

noncompliant \ -​ənt How to pronounce noncompliant (audio) \ adjective

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