Etymology
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enforcer (n.)

1570s, "one who compels, constrains, or urges," agent noun from enforce. Underworld slang meaning "violent intimidator" is from 1934, U.S. underworld slang.

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Definitions of enforcer

enforcer (n.)
one whose job it is to execute unpleasant tasks for a superior;
Synonyms: hatchet man
From wordnet.princeton.edu