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  • n. Insuring obedience to law.
  • n. The various government agencies involved in the prevention of crime and the apprehension of criminals.

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

  • n. ensuring obedience to the laws


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  • law enforcement is both a reference to a profession as well as to the group of individuals who work in that profession. So, we have "law enforcement careers can be dangerous" or "local law enforcement will monitor the parade route while the secret service escorts the President's vehicle"

    July 9, 2009