American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Holding within itself the means or a guarantee of its enforcement: a self-enforcing peace settlement.
“Since the VAT is self-enforcing, much of the I.R.S. can be eliminated, cutting the size of government.”
“The failure to grasp the continuum of extremism creates self-enforcing ignorance, as seen in Homeland Security's attempts to downplay the threat of militant right-wing groups amid pressure from conservatives.”
“The clean-air laws have historically been self-enforcing," said Russ Sciandra , the New York state director for advocacy of the American Cancer Society, which supported the bill to extend the existing smoking ban for transit facilities to include outdoor station areas.”
“It's self-enforcing so we can reduce the Internal Revenue Service and get rid of the tax lawyers and lobbyists in Washington.”
“The VAT is self-enforcing -- you either pay it or pass it on.”
“The problem with self-enforcing agreements is that they do not scale up.”
“To be self-enforcing, a pact must meet four conditions ...”
“The VAT is self-enforcing: you either pay it or pass it on.”
“Since the VAT is self-enforcing, we can eliminate much of the internal revenue service and cut the size of government.”
“But the city is hoping the law will largely be self-enforcing.”
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