Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    To put into execution; to cause to take effect; to make effective; as, to enforce a writ, a judgment or the collection of a debt or fine. Breitenbach v. Bush, 44 Pa. 320, 84 Am. Dec. 442; Emery v. Emery, 9 How. Prae. (N. Y.) 132; People v. Christerson, 59 III. 158.