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law enforcementnoun [U]

uk   us   GOVERNMENT, LAW
the ​activity of making ​certain that the ​laws of an ​area are obeyed: His early ​career was in ​lawenforcement.law enforcement officials/officers Several ​lawenforcementofficers were ​sent to Mexico to ​bring the prisoner back. The ​organization has ​worked with lawenforcementagencies across the ​world to ​improveglobalinternetsecurity.
the ​police or other ​officials who ​stopcrime or ​catchcriminals: Law ​enforcement is ​sending a ​message that ​companies cannot do ​business one way in America, and another way in the ​developingworld. The ​Actrequiresclosecooperation between the ​privatesector and ​lawenforcement.
(Definition of law enforcement from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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