\En*force"ment\, n. [Cf. OF. enforcement.]
1. The act of enforcing; compulsion. He that contendeth against these enforcements may easily master or resist them. --Sir W. Raleigh. Confess 't was hers, and by what rough enforcement You got it from her. --Shak.
2. A giving force to; a putting in execution. Enforcement of strict military discipline. --Palfrey.
3. That which enforces, constraints, gives force, authority, or effect to; constraint; force applied. The rewards and punishment of another life, which the Almighty has established as the enforcements of his law. --Locke.