Hello all, this is my first post here and I've had this nagging question bothering me, which led me to create an account on here.
The question is: What exactly does "enforce" mean when it comes to the function of the executive branch in most modern democracies as related to the laws created by the legislative branch?
I tried a bit of searching, but I couldn't really find any relevant information. When searching for "the function of the executive branch", I receive responses saying that one of its functions is to enforce laws, but not answer really explained what it means to enforce a law. Is it on the same level of enforcement as that of the police, in terms of making sure people follow the law? Or perhaps the power given to the police to force people to follow the law is directly given by the executive branch?
Any kind of clarification would be much appreciated!