Definition of enforcement in English:



mass noun
  • The act of compelling observance of or compliance with a law, rule, or obligation.

    ‘the strict enforcement of environmental regulations’
    • ‘There is a lack of strong legal institutions so legal enforcement is minimal.’
    • ‘Effective enforcement would be a must for any new parking strategy, says the Civic Society.’
    • ‘The dialogue between pub communities will be of huge help to police enforcement of any banning orders.’
    • ‘For laws to work, however, effective enforcement and sanctions must be in place.’
    • ‘There's been virtually no enforcement of the bus lanes since they were introduced a few years ago.’
    imposition, implementation, application, carrying out, administration, administering, discharge, fulfilment, execution, prosecution, pursuance
    forcing, compelling, exacting, extorting, extortion, demanding, requiring
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