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enforcement

[ en-fawrs-muhnt, -fohrs- ]
/ ɛnˈfɔrs mənt, -ˈfoʊrs- /
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noun

the act or process of enforcing.
something that enforces.

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Origin of enforcement

1425–75; late Middle English <Anglo-French, Old French. See enforce, -ment

OTHER WORDS FROM enforcement

non·en·force·ment, nounpre·en·force·ment, nounpro·en·force·ment, adjectivesu·per·en·force·ment, noun

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