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Webster 1913 Edition


Enforcement

En-force′ment

,
Noun.
[Cf. OF.
enforcement
.]
1.
The act of enforcing; compulsion.
He that contendeth against these
enforcements
may easily master or resist them.
Sir W. Raleigh.
Confess ’t was hers, and by what rough
enforcement

You got it from her.
Shakespeare
2.
A giving force to; a putting in execution.
Enforcement
of strict military discipline.
Palfrey.
3.
That which enforces, constraints, gives force, authority, or effect to; constraint; force applied.
The rewards and punishment of another life, which the Almighty has established as the
enforcements
of his law.
Locke.

Webster 1828 Edition


Enforcement

ENFO'RCEMENT

,
Noun.
The act of enforcing; compulsion; force applied.
1.
That which gives energy or effect; sanction. The penalties of law are enforcements.
2.
Motive of conviction; urgent evidence.
3.
Pressing exigence; that which urges or constrains.
4.
In a general sense, any thing which compels or constrains; any thing which urges either the body or the mind.
5.
A putting in execution; as the enforcement of law.

Definition 2023


enforcement

enforcement

English

Alternative forms

Noun

enforcement (usually uncountable, plural enforcements)

  1. The act of enforcing; compulsion.
  2. A giving force to; a putting in execution.
  3. That which enforces, constraints, gives force, authority, or effect to; constraint; force applied.

Translations

See also

  • enforcement authority

References

  • enforcement in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913