enforcement

[en-fawrs-muhnt, -fohrs-]
noun
1.
the act or process of enforcing.
2.
something that enforces.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French. See enforce, -ment

nonenforcement, noun
preenforcement, noun
proenforcement, adjective
superenforcement, noun
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enforce (ɪnˈfɔːs)
 
vb
1.  to ensure observance of or obedience to (a law, decision, etc)
2.  to impose (obedience, loyalty, etc) by or as by force
3.  to emphasize or reinforce (an argument, demand, etc)
 
en'forceable
 
adj
 
enforcea'bility
 
n
 
enforcedly
 
adv
 
en'forcement
 
n
 
en'forcer
 
n

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enforcement
late 15c., from O.Fr. enforcement; see enforce + -ment.
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Example sentences
It is also the right of every member who notices the breach of a rule, to
  insist upon its enforcement.
But if such a study were maintained over time, sewage epidemiology could be a
  powerful drug-tracking tool for law enforcement.
If there was a local bones specialist at a university, often law enforcement
  would take skeletal remains there.
We have a good law enforcement system in place, keeping up with communications
  and informing the public throughout the year.
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