law enforcement

The various government agencies involved in the prevention of crime and the apprehension of criminals.

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  • law enforcement — n. Seeing that people follow laws and catching and punishing lawbreakers; the work done by police. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008 …   Law dictionary

  • Law enforcement — may refer to:Organizations*Law enforcement organization *Law enforcement agency *Police *Military police *Secret police *Specialist law enforcement agency See also Powers*Powers and Law Exemptions of a Law Enforcement Agency *Law enforcement… …   Wikipedia

  • law enforcement — UK US noun [U] GOVERNMENT, LAW ► the activity of making certain that the laws of an area are obeyed: »His early career was in law enforcement. law enforcement officials/officers »Several law enforcement officers were sent to Mexico to bring the… …   Financial and business terms

  • law enforcement — law en.forcement n [U] the job of making sure that the law is obeyed ▪ law enforcement agencies …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • law-enforcement — N UNCOUNT: usu N n Law enforcement agencies or officials are responsible for catching people who break the law. [mainly AM] We need to restore respect for the law and for bodies such as the army and the law enforcement agencies …   English dictionary

  • law enforcement — Britain has 52 regional police forces, which are responsible for maintaining law and order in their own area. London has two police forces, the Metropolitan Police, often referred to as the Met, which covers Greater London, and the smaller City… …   Universalium

  • law enforcement — noun ensuring obedience to the laws (Freq. 4) • Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence • Hypernyms: ↑enforcement • Hyponyms: ↑vigilantism * * * law enforcement UK US …   Useful english dictionary

  • law enforcement — noun Law enforcement is used before these nouns: ↑agency, ↑agent, ↑authority, ↑officer, ↑official, ↑personnel …   Collocations dictionary

  • law enforcement — law en,forcement noun uncount * the job of making sure that people obey the law …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • law enforcement — noun (U) the job of making sure that the law is obeyed …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • law enforcement — UK / US noun [uncountable] the job of making sure that people obey the law …   English dictionary

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