This right was enforceable by sequestration and sale.
A perfect obligation is one which is directly enforceable by legal proceedings; an imperfect or moral obligation (the naturalis obligatio of Roman law) is one in which the vinculum juris is in some respects incomplete, so that it cannot be directly enforced, though it is not entirely destitute of legal effect.
In addition to the labourers engaged under this act, a large number are employed under contract enforceable by Act XIII.
In civil arbitration, the decision or award may be made a rule of court, after which it becomes enforceable by writ of execution against person or property.
This duty was formerly enforceable by indictment of the inhabitants of the parish, but it is not quite clear whether this procedure is applicable, now that the liability to repair is transferred to a council representing a wider area.