Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The exercise of force; compulsory or constraining action; compulsion; coercion.
  • noun That which enforces, urges, or compels; constraining or impelling power; efficient motive; impulse; exigence.
  • noun The act of enforcing; the act of giving force or effect to, or of putting in force; a forcing upon the understanding or the will: as, the enforcement of an argument by illustrations; enforcement of the laws by stringent measures.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of enforcing; compulsion.
  • noun A giving force to; a putting in execution.
  • noun That which enforces, constraints, gives force, authority, or effect to; constraint; force applied.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of enforcing; compulsion.
  • noun A giving force to; a putting in execution.
  • noun That which enforces, constraints, gives force, authority, or effect to; constraint; force applied.

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

  • noun the act of enforcing; ensuring observance of or obedience to

Etymologies

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enforce +‎ -ment

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