overcompliance

noun
over·​com·​pli·​ance | \ ˌō-vər-kəm-ˈplī-ən(t)s How to pronounce overcompliance (audio) \

Definition of overcompliance

: compliance beyond what is strictly necessary or required overcompliance with industry standards Indeed, there was even substantial overcompliance. By 1995, actual emissions were a whopping 40 percent below the allowable levels of 8.7 million tons.— Don Munton

First Known Use of overcompliance

1749, in the meaning defined above

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“Overcompliance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overcompliance. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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