unenforced


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unenforced

(ˌʌnɪnˈfɔːst)
adj
(of a law, decision, etc) not having been imposed or enforced
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Adj.1.unenforced - not enforced; not compelled especially by legal or police action; "too many unenforced laws can breed contempt for law"
enforced, implemented - forced or compelled or put in force; "a life of enforced inactivity"; "enforced obedience"
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The mighty cork trees, unenforced save of their own courtesy, shed the broad light bark that served at first to roof the houses supported by rude stakes, a protection against the inclemency of heaven alone.
Las Vegas has social consumption despite the legislation being halted, Chen said, referencing a gaming lounge where vaping rules go unenforced.
Osaka, who had complained at the French Open that the top ranking had provoked severe headaches and stress, says she has to fathom how to relax more on court after a string of unenforced errors at crucial moments undermined any hopes of a comeback against her opponent.
Joey Salceda and Bayan Muna party-list that sought to declare null and void the still unenforced MMDA regulation.
Villa's Smith, made one unenforced change by bringing in winger Albert Adomah instead of Andre Green, who dropped down to the bench.
Villa manager Smith, made one unenforced change by bringing in winger Albert Adomah instead of Andre Green, who dropped down to the bench.Smith's men, who had already put seven goals past Derby without reply in two regular season league meetings this season, were much the better side for the first half.
It is part of a series of bills aiming to clear out antiquated and unenforced laws.
For head coach Javi Gracia, the lesson should be this: If you make half a dozen changes -- five of them unenforced -- you get a half-baked performance.
Unenforced administrative decisions exceeded 80% of decisions issued.
Which only reaffirms the unenforced rule about leaving humor to the professionals.
26 Williams got off to a good start in the first set winning the first game, but an array of unenforced errors led to her being pegged back by the No.