substantial compliance

noun

Legal Definition of substantial compliance

: compliance with the substantial or essential requirements of something (as a statute or contract) that satisfies its purpose or objective even though its formal requirements are not complied with

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“Substantial compliance.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/substantial%20compliance. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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