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zero tolerance

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A law, policy, or practice that provides for the imposition of severe penalties for a proscribed offense or behavior without making exceptions for extenuating circumstances.

zero tolerance

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1. (Law)
a. the policy of applying laws or penalties to even minor infringements of a code in order to reinforce its overall importance
b. (as modifier): a zero-tolerance policy on drugs.
2. the policy of applying laws or penalties to even minor infringements of a code in order to reinforce its overall importance
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Noun1.zero tolerance - extreme intolerance of antisocial behavior (usually by an uncompromising application of the law)zero tolerance - extreme intolerance of antisocial behavior (usually by an uncompromising application of the law); "he urged zero tolerance for priests who abuse children sexually"
intolerance - unwillingness to recognize and respect differences in opinions or beliefs
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In response to a recent spate of violence and other misconduct in your school, the administration has implemented a new zero-tolerance policy.
In the PREA poster program, staff define and discuss their facility's zero-tolerance policy with the youths; then, using art supplies, the youths create posters to show their understanding of what zero tolerance means to them.
Clearly upset, she shared that her son, a beacon of rational, controlled behavior, of course, "would never engage in that type of behavior," that the other little boy "didn't deserve camp," and in an angry, demanding tone asked, "Why didn't you enforce your zero-tolerance policy and send that other boy home?
More than two in five said they should go further by introducing a limit of 20mg/100ml - effectively zero-tolerance - as enforced in a number of EU countries.
In this piece, we will compare the two major policy frameworks that businesses have used: zero-tolerance and hands-free.
Dave Lewis, Cwm Taf University Health Board's violence and aggression case manager, said: "We operate a strict zero-tolerance approach to all violent, aggressive and threatening behaviour towards our staff.
Matthew Ellis, PCC for Staffordshire, introduced the zero-tolerance policy on those driving without cover in May.
Recently Northern Ireland and Scotland have announced plans to reduce their limit to 50mg, while in Northern Ireland novice and at-work drivers will have a zero-tolerance limit of 20mg.
TOTTENHAM have confirmed that stewards will wear headcams for tonight's game against Chelsea at White Hart Lane and will adopt a zero-tolerance policy towards anyone heard using foul, abusive, homophobic or racist language.
But if employers are to introduce a zero-tolerance culture to the workplace, that will require effective communication and education.
To demonstrate zero-tolerance for doping before the 2008 Beijing.
ISLAMABAD, November 02, 2010 (Frontier Star): Chairman Transparency International Pakistan (TIP), Syed Adil Gilani has expressed his optimism over the governments announcement to launch anti-corruption drive in its departments with zero-tolerance.