enforcer

[ en-fawr-ser, -fohr- ]
/ ɛnˈfɔr sər, -ˈfoʊr- /

noun

a person or thing that enforces.
the member of a group, especially of a gang, charged with keeping dissident members obedient.
a person, especially a public official, who enforces laws, regulations, rules, or the like.
Also called policeman. Ice Hockey. a physically intimidating or willingly belligerent player who is counted on to retaliate when rough tactics are used by the opposing team.

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Origin of enforcer

First recorded in 1570–80; enforce + -er1
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