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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Enforcement \En*force"ment\, n. [Cf. OF. enforcement.]
1. The act of enforcing; compulsion.
He that contendeth against these enforcements may
easily master or resist them. --Sir W.
Confess 't was hers, and by what rough enforcement
You got it from her. --Shak.
2. A giving force to; a putting in execution.
Enforcement of strict military discipline.
3. That which enforces, constraints, gives force, authority,
or effect to; constraint; force applied.
The rewards and punishment of another life, which
the Almighty has established as the enforcements of
his law. --Locke.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: the act of enforcing; ensuring observance of or obedience
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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