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Meaning of ENFORCEMENT

Pronunciation:  en'fowrsmunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the act of enforcing
 

ENFORCEMENT is a 11 letter word that starts with E.

 

 See Also: carrying out, coercion, execution, implementation, imposition, infliction, law enforcement, social control

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.

         Confess 't was hers, and by what rough enforcement
         You got it from her.                  --Shak.

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.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: carrying out, coaction, completion, compulsion, compulsiveness, constraint, discharge, effectuation, execution, forcing, fulfillment, inevitability, irresistibility, necessity, obligation, obligement, observance, prosecution, restraint, transaction
 

 

 

 

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