en·force·ment n: the act or process of enforcing
enforcement of the debt

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I noun administration, carrying into effect, carrying out, coaction, compulsion, compulsory execution, constraint, dictation, effectuation, exaction, execution, force, forcible urging, implementation, imposition, insistence, insistence upon, necessitation, necessity, obligation, obligement, pressure, requirement, strengthening, support associated concepts: enforcement of a contract, enforcement of a judgment, enforcement of a lien, enforcement of a right, enforcement proceeding foreign phrases:
- Pacta conventa quae neque contra leges neque dolo malo inita sunt omni modo observanda sunt — Agreements which are not contrary to the laws nor entered into with a fraudulent design must be observed in all respects
- Executio furis non habet injurlam. — The execution of law does no injury
- Scire leges non hoc est verba earum tenere, sed vim ac potestatem. — To know the laws is not to observe their words alone, but their force and power
- Interest reipublicae ne maleficia remaneant impunita. — It concerns the state that crimes do not go unpunished.
- Ex nudo pacto non oritur nascitur actio. — No action arises on a contract without a consideration.
- Nemo jus sibi dicere potest. — No one can declare the law for himself.
II index action (performance), commission (act), compulsion (coercion), discharge (performance), duress, force (compulsion), requirement

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

Money judgements from a court must be recovered by the successful party using the judicial procedures. The best method adopted will depend on identifying the debtor's assets and assessing how best one can get at them for enforcement purposes.

Easyform Glossary of Law Terms. — UK law terms.

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