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 for enforcement
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Enforcement \En*force"ment\, n. [Cf. OF. enforcement.]
     1. The act of enforcing; compulsion.
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              He that contendeth against these enforcements may
              easily master or resist them.         --Sir W.
                                                    Raleigh.
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              Confess 't was hers, and by what rough enforcement
              You got it from her.                  --Shak.
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     2. A giving force to; a putting in execution.
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              Enforcement of strict military discipline.
                                                    --Palfrey.
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     3. That which enforces, constraints, gives force, authority,
        or effect to; constraint; force applied.
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              The rewards and punishment of another life, which
              the Almighty has established as the enforcements of
              his law.                              --Locke.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  enforcement
      n 1: the act of enforcing; ensuring observance of or obedience
           to

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  20 Moby Thesaurus words for "enforcement":
     carrying out, coaction, completion, compulsion, compulsiveness,
     constraint, discharge, effectuation, execution, forcing,
     fulfillment, inevitability, irresistibility, necessity, obligation,
     obligement, observance, prosecution, restraint, transaction
  
  

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