En*force"ment (?), n. [Cf. OF. enforcement.]

1.

The act of enforcing; compulsion.

He that contendeth against these enforcements may easily master or resist them. Sir W. Raleigh.

Confess 't was hers, and by what rough enforcement You got it from her. Shak.

2.

A giving force to; a putting in execution.

Enforcement of strict military discipline. Palfrey.

3.

That which enforces, constraints, gives force, authority, or effect to; constraint; force applied.

The rewards and punishment of another life, which the Almighty has established as the enforcements of his law. Locke.

 

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