Enforcement is when someone in a position of power makes sure you follow the rules, whether it’s a police officer pulling over a speeding car, or your brother catching you cheating at checkers.

Most people benefit from the enforcement of laws, because it prevents criminals from taking advantage of others. You can see the word force inside enforcement, and it usually takes a little force to keep people from breaking rules. Enforcement may not make you a popular person – think of a hall monitor – but it does make for an obedient and organized life.

Definitions of enforcement

n the act of enforcing; ensuring observance of or obedience to

Red Hand Defenders
a paramilitary group of Protestants in Northern Ireland that tries to prevent any political settlement with the Irish Republic; attacks interests of Catholic civilians in Northern Ireland; responsible for arson and bombing and murder
September 11
the day in 2001 when Arab suicide bombers hijacked United States airliners and used them as bombs
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the act of compelling by force of authority
carrying out, execution, implementation
the act of accomplishing some aim or executing some order
imposition, infliction
the act of imposing something (as a tax or an embargo)
law enforcement
ensuring obedience to the laws
the use of extreme fear in order to coerce people (especially for political reasons)
protection, trade protection
the imposition of duties or quotas on imports in order to protect domestic industry against foreign competition
the actions of a vigilance committee in trying to enforce the laws
the imposition of order or discipline
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the imposition of taxes; the practice of the government in levying taxes on the subjects of a state
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social control
control exerted (actively or passively) by group action

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