What does enforcement mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. enforcementnoun

    the act of enforcing; ensuring observance of or obedience to


  1. enforcementnoun

    The act of enforcing; compulsion.

  2. enforcementnoun

    A giving force to; a putting in execution.

  3. enforcementnoun

    That which enforces, constraints, gives force, authority, or effect to; constraint; force applied.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Enforcementnoun

    the act of enforcing; compulsion

    Etymology: [Cf. OF. enforcement.]

  2. Enforcementnoun

    a giving force to; a putting in execution

    Etymology: [Cf. OF. enforcement.]

  3. Enforcementnoun

    that which enforces, constraints, gives force, authority, or effect to; constraint; force applied

    Etymology: [Cf. OF. enforcement.]

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'enforcement' in Nouns Frequency: #2486

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of enforcement in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of enforcement in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of enforcement in a Sentence

  1. Kevin Orcutt:

    I think what you're seeing now is that there is a new generation in the law enforcement business taking a look at it.

  2. Jeb Bush:

    I think the Clinton administration made a mistake of thinking bin Laden had to be viewed from a law enforcement perspective, similarly, President Obama's policies seemed to be focused on that as well.

  3. Melvin Fritze:

    Personally, I feel that he let the law enforcement people do the job he couldn't do.

  4. Hillary Clinton:

    You (South Carolinians) care that everyone is treated with respect by law enforcement.

  5. Chief Deputy Sykes:

    The arrangement all of our area law enforcement agencies have with hospital police of ensuring the eventual arrest of a suspect after the suspect receives medical care, has been in place for decades, i can not remember another time when it has failed.

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  • изпълнение, принудаBulgarian
  • DurchsetzungGerman
  • eldevigoEsperanto
  • aplicación, compulsión, ejecución, coerciónSpanish
  • täytäntöönpano, toimeenpanoFinnish
  • handhavingDutch
  • execução, aplicação, observação, cumprimento, coerção, imposiçãoPortuguese
  • принуждение, осуществление, исполнение, правоприменениеRussian
  • Chinese

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