enforcement


enforcement
noun
ADJECTIVE
law
peace

soldiers involved in peace enforcement operations overseas

civil rights (AmE), drug (esp. AmE)
border, immigration (both AmE)
effective, proper
rigorous, strict, stringent, strong, vigorous
better, tighter, tougher

Newspapers called for tougher enforcement of the existing laws on drugs.

lax
selective (esp. AmE)

the selective enforcement of immigration laws

judicial, legal, police
ENFORCEMENT + NOUN
agent, officer, official
personnel
agency, authority, body

federal law enforcement agencies

law enforcement bodies

machinery, mechanism, system

The court is ineffective because it lacks the necessary enforcement machinery.

powers
action, efforts, measures, methods, operations, practices, procedures, proceedings

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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 — 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

  • 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 — 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


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