Definition for EN-FORCE-MENT

EN-FORCE-MENT, n.

  1. The act of enforcing; compulsion; force applied. Ralegh.
  2. That which gives force, energy or effect; sanction. The penalties of law are enforcements. Locke.
  3. Motive of conviction; urgent evidence. Hammond.
  4. Pressing exigence; that which urges or constrains. Slack.
  5. In a general sense, any thing which compels or constrains; any thing which urges either the body or the mind.
  6. A putting in execution; as, the enforcement of law.

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