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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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Enforcementnoun

    Etymology: from enforce.

    Confess ’twas her’s, and by what rough enforcement
    You got it from her. William Shakespeare, All’s well that ends well.

    He that contendeth against these enforcements, may easily master or resist them. Walter Raleigh, History of the World.

    The rewards and punishments of another life, which the Almighty has established as the enforcements of his law, are of weight enough to determine the choice. John Locke.

    The personal descent of God himself, and his assumption of our flesh to his divinity, was an enforcement beyond all the methods of wisdom that were ever made use of in the world. Henry Hammond, on Fundamentals.

    More than I have said,
    The leisure and enforcement of the time
    Forbids to dwell on. William Shakespeare, Richard III.

Webster Dictionary

  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

  4. 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. Jumaane Williams:

    If we can prevent retaliatory shootings from this particular shooting I think we will have something positive to talk about, my hope is that the law enforcement will be able to do their job and hold the shooters accountable.

  2. Tre Hargett:

    On Friday night after leaving the Bonnaroo Music Festival, I was stopped by the Tullahoma Police Department and subsequently arrested for DUI, driving Under the Influence is a serious matter, and I regret the circumstances that led to my arrest. I respect law enforcement and will trust the legal process as we move forward.

  3. Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak:

    I have further ordered @tldm_rasmi (navy) and APMM (Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency) to conduct search and rescue efforts on Rohingya boats, we have to prevent loss of life.

  4. Kansas City:

    I want to assure the public there was never any breach of Fort Riley Military Base, nor was the safety or the security of the base or its personnel ever at risk, recently the Command Staff at Fort Riley has been working hand in hand with law enforcement to ensure the utmost security and protection for the men and women who serve our country, and the surrounding community that supports the base.

  5. Dana Schrad:

    That myth has been around for a long time. And a lot of Democrats and Republicans have fallen for it, tobe honest with you, Joe Biden has actually been fairly supportive of law enforcement and hes done a lot over theyears in different areas supportive oflaw enforcement. So itsunfortunate that he would not know that thats not a [viable] training tactic in law enforcement.

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  • изпълнение, принудаBulgarian
  • DurchsetzungGerman
  • eldevigoEsperanto
  • aplicación, coerción, compulsión, ejecuciónSpanish
  • täytäntöönpano, toimeenpanoFinnish
  • handhavingDutch
  • imposição, coerção, execução, cumprimento, observação, aplicaçãoPortuguese
  • правоприменение, осуществление, исполнение, принуждениеRussian
  • Chinese

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