law enforcement

Definition of law enforcement

  1. :  the department of people who enforce laws, investigate crimes, and make arrests :  the police She works in law enforcement. Law enforcement officials in the area were alerted of the suspect's escape.

Word by Word Definitions

  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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