Share this entry

Share this page

enforced

Syllabification: en·forced
Pronunciation: /inˈfôrst
 
, enˈfôrst
 
/

Definition of enforced in English:

adjective

Caused by necessity or force; compulsory: a period of enforced idleness
More example sentences
  • Employers stopped negotiations over minimum insurance, which had to be enforced in the beginning of 2006.
  • For the most part, its provisions were not enforced in courts.
  • A modern proponent of the Native warrior ethic, AIM supported tribal civil rights through enforced reform rather than legislation.

Derivatives

enforcedly

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • Having completed his own enforcedly brief education, Mick worked briefly in Sydney and then headed for western New South Wales where he became a shearer.
  • When the source voltage is reduced to a prescribed voltage level, the microprocessor is enforcedly reset.
  • Because of her experience Daisy Bates was appointed a member of this expedition but she turned herself to welfare, moved by the miseries of the sick and elderly Aboriginals enforcedly exiled on the islands.

Definition of enforced in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day tenebrous
Pronunciation: ˈtɛnɪbrəs
adjective
dark; shadowy or obscure