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Failure or refusal to comply.

non′com·pli′ant adj. & n.


the act or state of not complying


(ˌnɒn kəmˈplaɪ əns)

failure or refusal to comply, as with the terms of an agreement or a prescribed medical regimen.
non`com•pli′ant, non`com•ply′ing, adj., n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.noncompliance - the failure to obeynoncompliance - the failure to obey      
insubordination, rebelliousness - an insubordinate act
contempt - a willful disobedience to or disrespect for the authority of a court or legislative body
contumacy - willful refusal to appear before a court or comply with a court order; can result in a finding of contempt of court
abidance, compliance, conformity, conformation - acting according to certain accepted standards; "their financial statements are in conformity with generally accepted accounting practices"


The condition or practice of not obeying:
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His noncompliance, therefore, exasperated the governor, whose courtiers and attendants set up a furious howl to enforce immediate obedience on the part of the aerial monster.
This inaction has been the standard since this Board found Syria to be in noncompliance with its NPT safeguards agreement more than four years ago.
These results led ACC to tailor mishap prevention efforts to not only attack willful noncompliance issues, but also address other issues affecting safety such as aircrew proficiency concerns, and a needed re-invigoration of the overall safety enterprise.
The 2012 Webinar Series will explain how the widespread global SEC noncompliance problem for ESG issues is impacting public companies, boards, auditors, institutional investors, and a broad range of capital market transactions, and how these market sectors should manage the associated noncompliance liabilities and risks.
The penalty provision calls for judicial review of the IRS's determination of any noncompliance with the request for records.
The staff letter advises Lakes that the late filing represents an additional event of noncompliance with the continued listing standard set forth in Nasdaq Marketplace Rule No.
Although the withholding requirement would be eliminated as a prerequisite for claiming a deduction, the proposed amendments would not relieve the service recipient from any applicable withholding requirements of subtitle C or from the statutorily prescribed penalties or additions to tax for noncompliance with those requirements.
By investigating consumer/patient, physician, pharmacist and managed care professionals' perceptions of adherence, this study identifies how physicians and pharmacists are attempting to combat noncompliance and what consumers find to be the most and least effective interventions.
These sections impose severe penalties for noncompliance similar to those under Sec.
Thus, misdiagnosis, self-treatment, and noncompliance with treatment protocols are severely curbing revenues.
Players in the schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression markets lose millions of dollars in drug sales annually due to noncompliance.