Compliance generally refers to the act of adhering to rules, regulations, policies, obligations (contractual or otherwise), or other codes of conduct that apply in a given situation.
Compliance may also be used to refer to processes implemented to evaluate or encourage adherence to said rules, for example by a business or government to ensure that its employees, and that it as an organization, are in compliance with the applicable rules.
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Business Dictionary, at http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/compliance.html, accessed 31 May 2016.
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