enforce the law

Definition of enforce the law

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

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to give force to :  strengthen

    :  to urge with energy

    :  constrain, compel

  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

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

    :  common law

  1. :  litigate

    :  to sue or prosecute at law

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