Definition of afforcement in English:

afforcement

noun

English Law
  • Chiefly EnglishLaw. Reinforcement of a deliberative body; especially (in the Middle Ages) the addition of members to a jury when the original jurors cannot agree a majority verdict.

Origin

Mid 17th century (in an earlier sense). From afforce + -ment, perhaps after afforciament or its etymon post-classical Latin afforciamentum.

Pronunciation:

afforcement

/əˈfɔːsm(ə)nt/