from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Compliance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The condition of being compliant; compliance, complaisance

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Compliance; disposition to yield to others.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as compliance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a disposition or tendency to yield to the will of others


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • On bad days, I wonder if my compliancy was the glue that kept us together.

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  • Also, I know online merchants have to be PCI complaint depending on their merchant level, however, what kind of compliancy/data security standards go along with mobile purchases?

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  • Contractors don't have the technical experience necessary to carefully analyze proposals and invoices. ______ ______ believes that dubious contractors are bilking the USG. ______ also thinks that the compliancy of contracts should be examined, ______ speculates that a lot of contractors aren't compliant, He says that, "compliancy comes back to cost; some companies aren't compliant because it costs less" and there is no opportunity cost for not being compliant.

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  • Its objectives include to research, test and promote alternatives to toxic chemicals used in Massachusetts industries and communities; to provide resources and tools for a safer place to live and work; and to promote economic competitiveness through improved efficiency, compliancy stability and reduced risk.

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  • I needed a European address, compliancy for the EU (that, I learned, is a whole other thing), a 100-page "product information packet," a forwarder to pick up the goods at customs and bring to their distribution center after making an appointment that fit into a few hour window.

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  • You could use some work, but your otherwise near HTML-4 compliancy coupled with distinct, if overly thorough, CSS directives will assist greatly when I further process this HTML into text for EPub that will pass EPubcheck and Adobe Digital Editions.

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  • "The Wits Education Law Project congratulates the department on this move but expresses its regret that the department did not make more effort to inform the public of the decision, to ensure compliancy at school level," said researcher at the ELP Phillipa Tucker.

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  • This section covers adding the HTML files and the basics of XHTML/CSS compliancy needed so that ePub readers can display your stuff.

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  • After all, it fails on numerous occasions to conform to accessibility compliancy which are apparently Government policy.

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  • And before anyone points out that this site doesn't meet compliancy guidelines, I don't make a claim too, and I;m certainly not a Government body, so let's put that argument to bed right now.

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  • Qroqqa, you need to search for "+compliancy -compliance". The minus sign fixes the problem, showing 765,000 ghits; the plus sign strips out about 6000 more.

    March 12, 2009

  • Ghit happens.

    March 11, 2009

  • How can there be 125 000 000 ghits for a word I've never heard of??

    (Oh, I see, there's the same number for 'compliance', and no combination of pluses and quotes will separate them. Google is now officially useless.)

    To put this in a real-world context, the BNC has 1292 instances of 'compliance' and none at all for 'compliancy'; so my ignorance is forgivable.

    March 11, 2009