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ENFO'RCEMENT, noun The act of enforcing; compulsion; force applied.

1. That which gives energy or effect; sanction. The penalties of law are enforcements.

2. Motive of conviction; urgent evidence.

3. Pressing exigence; that which urges or constrains.

4. In a general sense, any thing which compels or constrains; any thing which urges either the body or the mind.

5. A putting in execution; as the enforcement of law.