I am looking for one word for the phrase 'Completeness and Correctness' as in submitted documents.

As an example say I have to give status of a payment that require examination of some documents with respect to some agreed submissions and values set as standard. The invoices were submitted around 5 months ago, and the statement should allude to reason for the long time taken for vetting. For this the statement should go like this:"The invoices were submitted on 24.08.2015, and were being examined thoroughly for its completeness and correctness"

This is a part of a long reply. So I am looking forward to be as much concise as possible. Hence the quest for one for 'Completeness and Correctness'

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    Why do you need just one word? What is wrong with using the two words? – user140086 Feb 24 '16 at 6:48
  • Just to keep the communication concise – sk1 Feb 24 '16 at 7:03
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    Subsume completeness into correctness and just use "correctness." – GoldenGremlin Feb 24 '16 at 7:05
  • @ Rathony. I have edited the question throwing in some background – sk1 Feb 24 '16 at 9:57

The terms complete and correct are not qualities of the document on its own; they are references to the state of the document in relation to a set of rules.

If you don't mind a shift from qualities of the document itself to its compliance with your rules, you can use the word validity, as in checked for validity (or for compliance, for that matter).

The document would not be valid if the entries completed were incorrect, and it would also not be valid if entries were incomplete. Both are required for the document to be considered valid.

Validity 1.1 The state of being legally or officially binding or acceptable - ODO

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    Upvoted this answer. Deleted mine. – BiscuitBoy Feb 24 '16 at 10:13

More context would help here. I don't believe that we have a single word that covers those two independent concepts. It may be better usage not to use either word: In general, a reviewer would not only review for completeness and correctness, they might also consider criteria such as intelligibility, style, brevity and pertinence.

It might be sufficient to simply say:

The document has been reviewed by ...

without specifying all the criteria; it is surely obvious that a review of a document would consider whether it is correct so do we add value by spelling that out? Do we need to spell out all the criteria?

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  • Do you believe there is a single word? Isn't there a larger question of usage here: how do we convey our intended meaning? – djna Feb 24 '16 at 8:39
  • I think my point is more helpful. Arguably I'm trying to be complete as well as correct ;-) – djna Feb 24 '16 at 8:45

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