Part of speech: noun

The act of enforcing, or the state of being enforced.

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Usage examples "enforcement":

  1. There's no law enforcement worthy of the name up here, so we can't call for help. - "The Golden Skull", John Blaine.
  2. We heartily indorse the action already taken upon this subject, and ask for such further legislation as may be required to remedy any defects in existing laws and to render their enforcement more complete and effective. - "A History of the Republican Party", George Washington Platt.
  3. The 89th Congress gave us a new start in the attack on crime by passing the Law Enforcement Assistance Act that I recommended. - "Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present", Various.