compel obedience

See: enforce
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With ready revolver to compel obedience, she let them up one by one, searching them carefully for concealed weapons as they stood with hands elevated above their heads.
This first-time categorical religious decree defined jihad as being the purview of the state and disallowed the use of force to compel obedience to Islamic laws.
It does not have any sheriff, policeman, or soldier to compel obedience to its orders.
Too many activists are now emboldened by their newfound political power to compel obedience and hound heretics rather than continue their incredibly successful long-term efforts at persuasion.
Godwin argued that the force of an institution is found not only in its positive presence but also in its capacity to insinuate itself into the habits and practices of everyday life and thereby compel obedience.
While churches may still today hold courts, hear and settle cases with ecclesiastical punishments such as excommunication, they have no effective ability to compel obedience.
Boetie's key insight was that government, resting always in the hands of relatively few, does not have enough manpower or force to compel obedience to its will, and does not really rely on force in order to govern.
In other words, the UN was to acquire all of the attributes of a global sovereign, and exercise powers sufficient to compel obedience to its commands.
3) Next, according to commonly accepted senses of the terms, execution is the act or instance of carrying out or performing something, and authority is the power to compel obedience or, in practical application, to issue orders.
That was insightful--authority can rarely compel obedience.
It prescribed whippings, maimings, "gelding," ankle-cord cutting, and execution by burning to compel obedience.
He never hesitated to use physical force to compel obedience.