Definitions

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  • Capable of being enforced.

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  • adjective Capable of being enforced.

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  • adjective Capable of being enforced.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective capable of being enforced

Etymologies

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enforce +‎ -able

Examples

  • The recommendations we propose today create clear expectations, encourage broad-based participation, and would result in enforceable public benefits that comply with legal standards.

    Jack Ahern: Fixing Community Benefit Agreements

  • Bush and his USDA undersecretary Mark Rey simply threw out the idea of enforceable environmental standards -- the Court was not amused: [C] ourts have rejected USDA's argument that the programmatic nature of the plan development rule necessarily means that it will have no effect on the environment or protected species.

    Carl Pope: Wild America Creeps Back

  • We have looked at the history and tried to write this legislation with that knowledge in mind, that this time we have to write a bill that's enforceable, that is funded, and that can do the job.

    CNN Transcript Jun 12, 2007

  • Would you support, Senator Graham, what Senator Boxer calls enforceable benchmarks?

    CNN Transcript May 13, 2007

  • We have looked at the history and tried to write this legislation with that knowledge in mind, that this time we have to write a bill that's enforceable, that is funded, and that can do the job.

    CNN Transcript Jun 13, 2006

  • We have looked at the history and tried to write this legislation with that knowledge in mind, that this time we have to write a bill that's enforceable, that is funded, and that can do the job.

    CNN Transcript Jun 12, 2006

  • Yet the developing world, as you know better than I, is saying that it doesn't want whatever working group or forum is set up to even consider the idea of enforceable trade sanctions or protections.

    Press Briefing On Signing Of Ilo Convention

  • Last week, in a court filing, the Dodgers called "enforceable" a clause in their current cable TV contract with Fox's Prime Ticket network calling for a 45-day exclusive negotiating period starting Oct. 15, 2012, to reach a new deal with Fox.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Last week, in a court filing, the Dodgers called "enforceable" a clause in their current cable TV contract with Fox's Prime Ticket network calling for a 45-day exclusive negotiating period starting Oct. 15, 2012, to reach a new deal with Fox.

    NYT > Home Page

  • It's not enforceable, which is why it's not respected or followed.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Digg

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