enforcement

  • 1 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 …

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  • 2 Enforcement — En*force ment, n. [Cf. OF. enforcement.] 1. The act of enforcing; compulsion. [1913 Webster] 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 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… …

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  • 4 enforcement — late 15c., from O.Fr. enforcement strengthening, fortification; rape, compulsion, coercion; from enforcer; see ENFORCE (Cf. enforce) + MENT (Cf. ment) …

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  • 5 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… …

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  • 6 enforcement — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ law ▪ peace ▪ soldiers involved in peace enforcement operations overseas ▪ civil rights (AmE), drug (esp. AmE) ▪ …

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  • 7 enforcement — n. 1) rigid, strict, stringent enforcement 2) law enforcement * * * [ɪn fɔːsmənt] strict stringent enforcement law rigid …

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  • 8 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 …

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  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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 …

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  • 12 enforcement — /ɪn fɔ:smənt/ noun the act of making sure that something is obeyed ● enforcement of the terms of a contract …

    Dictionary of banking and finance

  • 13 enforcement — The act of putting something such as a law into effect; the execution of a law; the carrying out of a mandate or command. See also enforcement powers …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 14 enforcement — enforce ► VERB 1) compel compliance with (a law, rule, or obligation). 2) cause to happen by necessity or force. DERIVATIVES enforceable adjective enforced adjective enforcement noun enforcer noun …

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  • 15 enforcement — n. the act or an instance of enforcing. Phrases and idioms: enforcement notice Brit. an official notification to remedy a breach of planning legislation. Etymology: ME f. OF, as ENFORCE + MENT …

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  • 16 enforcement — noun see enforce …

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  • 17 enforcement — /en fawrs meuhnt, fohrs /, n. 1. the act or process of enforcing. 2. something that enforces. [1425 75; late ME < AF, OF. See ENFORCE, MENT] * * * …

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  • 18 enforcement — noun a) The act of enforcing; compulsion. b) A giving force to; a putting in execution …

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  • 19 enforcement — Synonyms and related words: carrying out, coaction, completion, compulsion, compulsiveness, constraint, discharge, effectuation, execution, forcing, fulfillment, inevitability, irresistibility, necessity, obligation, obligement, observance,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 20 enforcement — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. requirement, enforcing, carrying out, implementation, prescription, exaction, compulsion, constraint, coercion, pressure, duress, martial law, obligation, compelling necessity, necessitation, execution, compulsory action,… …

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