non·​com·​ply·​ing ˌnän-kəm-ˈplī-iŋ How to pronounce noncomplying (audio)
: not complying with something (such as a rule or regulation)
noncomplying employers

Examples of noncomplying in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In Washington State, for instance, job candidates can file a complaint with the state’s Department of Labor & Industries or file a civil lawsuit against noncomplying employers in court. Robert Sheen, Forbes, 8 Mar. 2023 Fines don’t kick in for businesses until the third offense — first comes a written warning, second comes an order to force noncomplying customers to leave the premises — and can be as low as $75. Eric Zorn,, 14 Aug. 2020 The enforcement mechanisms If carmakers fail to meet mandated percentages between now and 2035, they could be fined $20,000 for each noncomplying vehicle short of the yearly target. Anthony De Leon, Los Angeles Times, 25 Aug. 2022 At Theater West End, ushers actively watch the audience and instruct noncomplying patrons to don their masks, even during the show. Matthew J. Palm,, 24 Sep. 2021 Any village official may warn a noncomplying person of the requirement. Ed Wittenberg, cleveland, 3 Dec. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1649, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of noncomplying was in 1649

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“Noncomplying.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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