law enforcement

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law +‎ enforcement

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law enforcement (uncountable)

  1. The task of ensuring obedience to the law.
    Law enforcement is the duty of police, sheriffs and other government officials.
  2. The various government agencies, regarded collectively, involved in the prevention of crime and the apprehension of criminals.
    Another news report of law enforcement being corrupted–when does this end?

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