unenforced

[ US /ˌənɛnˈfɔɹst/ ]
[ UK /ˌʌnɛnfˈɔːst/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. not enforced; not compelled especially by legal or police action
    too many unenforced laws can breed contempt for law
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How To Use unenforced In A Sentence

  • Many of the 240 environmental treaties enacted over the past 80 years remain unratified and unenforced.
  • Both managers resisted the current fashion for making unenforced changes after the hectic seasonal programme. Times, Sunday Times
  • Unenforced law is a pernicious thing; resentment between neighbours is stirred; and nobody knows what to do. Times, Sunday Times
  • Australia are also pondering at least one unenforced change. Times, Sunday Times
  • What about price inelastic sectors where bad, light or unenforced regulation would create unimaginable misery? The Times Literary Supplement
  • In the real world, the laws go unenforced and impunity is the norm, " she said.
  • The list of such unenforced judgments is, however, long. Times, Sunday Times
  • When ticket touting is allowed to go unchecked, the law of the land unenforced, we are asking for trouble. The Sun
  • too many unenforced laws can breed contempt for law
  • The rite of churching (originally purification, later just thanksgiving), unenforced but very popular, symbolically marked the end of lying-in.
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