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self-enforcing

[self-en-fawr-sing, -fohr-] /ˈsɛlf ɛnˈfɔr sɪŋ, -ˈfoʊr-/
adjective
1.
of or having the capability of enforcement within oneself or itself; self-regulating.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55
Related forms
self-enforcement, noun
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  • Such treaties, he argues, work only if they are self-enforcing.
  • In some instances some public agencies, such as road commissions and drain commissions are self-enforcing.
  • The zone itself is a self-enforcing, reduced speed area using speed humps, markings and signs.
  • All of the provisions of this section shall be self-enforcing.
  • In other words, the proposed standard is vague and not self-enforcing.
  • Self-referral laws, on the other hand, are generally self-enforcing.
  • As such, traffic calming devices are self-enforcing.

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