overcompliance

noun over·com·pli·ance \ ˌō-vər-kəm-ˈplī-ən(t)s \

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

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