enforce the law

Definition of enforce the law

:to make sure that people obey the law
  • The job of the police is to enforce the law.

Word by Word Definitions

enforce play
  1. : to give force to : strengthen

  2. : to urge with energy

  3. : constrain, compel

law play
  1. : a binding custom or practice of a community : a rule of conduct or action prescribed (see prescribe 1a) or formally recognized as binding or enforced by a controlling authority

  2. : the whole body of such customs, practices, or rules

  3. : common law

  1. : litigate

  2. : to sue or prosecute at law


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