: failure or refusal to enforce or carry out something (such as a law or order) : lack of enforcementtheir nonenforcement of the new rule
Examples of nonenforcement in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebThe nonenforcement of laws against rioting and looting has become common in big cities.
Victor Davis Hanson, National Review, 13 Aug. 2020 More than 90% of counties in the commonwealth have passed resolutions signaling defiance and nonenforcement of potential gun control laws.
John Gage, Washington Examiner, 14 Jan. 2020 The ruling was the second time a federal judge has rebuffed the Trump administration’s nonenforcement of the methane rule.
Washington Post, 6 Mar. 2018 Legislative reform is the long-term answer, but administrative nonenforcement seems like the only readily available option.
Jim Newell, Slate Magazine, 27 Jan. 2017
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