substantial compliance

Definition of "substantial compliance"
  1. Meeting the main or crucial requirements of a rule, contract, or law, enough to fulfill its purpose or objective, even if all the specific requirements are not met
How to use "substantial compliance" in a sentence
  1. Despite minor deviations from the city's regulations, the construction project is in substantial compliance due to its adherence to the intent of the rules.
  2. Although every detail was not covered in their report, the company was considered to have achieved substantial compliance with the regulatory guidelines because the primary objectives were met.
  3. The board determined that the changes made by the manufacturer put their product in substantial compliance with safety standards, even though not all specifications were strictly adhered to.

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