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Compliance Dictionary®

Our repository has over 373,480 total terms with 325,198 plus definitions accessed by millions across the globe using the Common Controls Hub®.

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Compliance Dictionary® is an integral part of the UCF and the place where all the terms and definitions from all the authority documents are ingested into the UCF, and then those terms communicate shared compliance needs. There is no other dictionary that allows you to search for associated Common Controls or even Citations from Authority Documents, other than this Compliance Dictionary®
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The UCF® uses the Compliance Dictionary®

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What the UCF® does with Compliance Dictionary®


UCF® performs "Compliance Alignment and Harmonization." Our user-friendly platform relies on the Compliance Dictionary® for accurate and dependable assessment auditing. Trust is the only comprehensive compliance dictionary in the world.

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Compliance Dictionary FAQ's

What defines a non-standard term?

A non-standard term does not have its own definitions or a hierarchy. It is either a spelling variation of an existing term precedent or an unconventional, "off-the-wall" term or phrase. They do have other forms.

Why should I log in?

Logging in with your CCH account allows for unlimited searches of the Compliance Dictionary® .

What is a preferred term?

A preferred term is used for mandate writing purposes and by writers in place of a synonym.

What is an "other form"?

Other Forms are the possessive, plural, and conjugated forms of the Dictionary Term.

Can I navigate the term hierarchy? How?

Yes, to see information about any terms in the Compliance Dictionary® hierarchy, click on the name of the term you wish to view. This will take you to the Compliance Dictionary page for your selected term.

Is there a free trial available?

Yes, try the UCF for 30 days free. We are so confident you will see the value that we offer a personalized 30-minute onboarding demo to get you up and running without delay.

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