Definition of enforcement in English:



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

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