Definition of enforcement in US English:



  • 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.’
    • ‘There's been virtually no enforcement of the bus lanes since they were introduced a few years ago.’
    • ‘The dialogue between pub communities will be of huge help to police enforcement of any banning orders.’
    • ‘Effective enforcement would be a must for any new parking strategy, says the Civic Society.’
    • ‘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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