enforceability

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

enforce +‎ -ability

NounEdit

enforceability (usually uncountable, plural enforceabilities)

  1. The quality of being enforceable.
    • 1995, Rosalyn Higgins, Problems and Process: International Law and How We Use It (page 53)
      The position of the individual as a subject of international law has often been obscured by the failure to observe the distinction between the recognition, in an international instrument of rights enuring to the benefit of the individual and the enforceability of these rights at his instance.
    • 2009 August 5, Matt Richtel, “Federal Agency Plans Distracted Driving Forum”, in New York Times[1]:
      Safety advocates counter that the same arguments about enforceability pervaded the discussion surrounding seat belt laws but that those laws, even when they were not vigorously enforced, led to widespread behavioral changes.

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