- Enforcement En*force"ment, n. [Cf. OF. enforcement.]
1. The act of enforcing; compulsion.
He that contendeth against these enforcements may easily master or resist them. --Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster]
Confess 't was hers, and by what rough enforcement You got it from her. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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enforcement — en·force·ment n: the act or process of enforcing enforcement of the debt Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. enforcement … Law dictionary
enforcement — UK US /ɪnˈfɔːsmənt/ US / ˈfɔːrs / noun [U] LAW ► the process of making sure that people obey something such as a law or rule: enforcement of sth »Firms in member states where enforcement of regulations is weaker could have an unfair competitive… … Financial and business terms
enforcement — late 15c., from O.Fr. enforcement strengthening, fortification; rape, compulsion, coercion; from enforcer; see ENFORCE (Cf. enforce) + MENT (Cf. ment) … Etymology dictionary
enforcement — [n] requirement to obey; imple mentation of rule(s) administration, application, carrying out, coercion, compulsion, compulsory law, constraint, duress, enforcing, exaction, execution, fulfilling, imposition, impulsion, insistence, lash, martial… … New thesaurus
enforcement — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ law ▪ peace ▪ soldiers involved in peace enforcement operations overseas ▪ civil rights (AmE), drug (esp. AmE) ▪ … Collocations dictionary
enforcement — n. 1) rigid, strict, stringent enforcement 2) law enforcement * * * [ɪn fɔːsmənt] strict stringent enforcement law rigid … Combinatory dictionary
enforcement — [[t]ɪnfɔ͟ː(r)smənt[/t]] N UNCOUNT: oft N of n If someone carries out the enforcement of an act or rule, they enforce it. The doctors want stricter enforcement of existing laws, such as those banning sales of cigarettes to children … English dictionary
enforcement — en|force|ment [ınˈfo:smənt US o:r ] n [U] when people are made to obey a rule, law etc ▪ law enforcement … Dictionary of contemporary English
enforcement — en|force|ment [ ın fɔrsmənt ] noun uncount ** the process of making sure that something happens, especially that people obey a law: law enforcement … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
enforcement */*/ — UK [ɪnˈfɔː(r)smənt] / US [ɪnˈfɔrsmənt] noun [uncountable] the process of making sure that something happens, especially that people obey a law or rule law enforcement … English dictionary