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enforcement

[en-fawrs-muh nt, -fohrs-] /ɛnˈfɔrs mənt, -ˈfoʊrs-/
noun
1.
the act or process of enforcing.
2.
something that enforces.
Origin
late Middle English
1425-1475
1425-75; late Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French. See enforce, -ment
Related forms
nonenforcement, noun
preenforcement, noun
proenforcement, adjective
superenforcement, noun
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Word Origin and History for proenforcement

enforcement

n.

late 15c., from Old French enforcement "strengthening, fortification; rape, compulsion, coercion;" from enforcer; see enforce + -ment.

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