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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Compliance  \Com*pli"ance\,  n.  [See  {Comply}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  complying;  a  yielding;  as  to  a  desire,  demand, 
  or  proposal;  concession;  submission. 
 
  What  compliances  will  remove  dissension?  --Swift. 
 
  Ready  compliance  with  the  wishes  of  his  people. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  2.  A  disposition  to  yield  to  others  complaisance. 
 
  A  man  of  few  words  and  of  great  compliance. 
  --Clarendon. 
 
  Syn:  Concession;  submission;  consent;  obedience;  performance; 
  execution;  acquiescence;  assent. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  compliance 
  n  1:  acting  according  to  certain  accepted  standards  [syn:  {conformity}, 
  {conformation},  {abidance}]  [ant:  {disobedience},  {nonconformity}] 
  2:  happy  friendly  agreement 
  3:  a  disposition  or  tendency  to  yield  to  the  will  of  others 
  [syn:  {complaisance},  {compliancy},  {obligingness},  {deference}] 
  4:  the  act  of  submitting;  usually  surrendering  power  to  another 
  [syn:  {submission}] 




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