Definitions for Enactɛnˈækt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ordain, enact(verb)

    order by virtue of superior authority; decree

    "The King ordained the persecution and expulsion of the Jews"; "the legislature enacted this law in 1985"

  2. enact, reenact, act out(verb)

    act out; represent or perform as if in a play

    "She reenacted what had happened earlier that day"

Wiktionary

  1. enact(Verb)

    to make (a bill) into law

  2. enact(Verb)

    to act the part of; to play

  3. enact(Verb)

    to do; to effect

  4. Origin: From enacten, from en-, from en-, from in- and acte, from actum, past participle of ago#Latin

Webster Dictionary

  1. Enact(verb)

    to decree; to establish by legal and authoritative act; to make into a law; especially, to perform the legislative act with reference to (a bill) which gives it the validity of law

  2. Enact(verb)

    to act; to perform; to do; to effect

  3. Enact(verb)

    to act the part of; to represent; to play

  4. Enact(noun)

    purpose; determination

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Daniel Webster:

    I'm glad that they are mobilizing to try to enact a policy that will save lives.

  2. Edward Paltzik:

    The court minimized the importance of the Legislature's repeated failures to enact more comprehensive outdoor smoking legislation.

  3. George W. Bush, Gov. of Texas, state leading in executions:

    States should have the right to enact... laws...particularly to end the inhumane practice of ending a life that otherwise could live.

  4. Jim Yong Kim:

    If governments move right now, quickly, in enacting the kinds of structural reforms they need to enact, the investments will continue to flow.

  5. Kevin Moody:

    If they want to have this debate, have it in a political arena, do n’t enact ordinances that are blatantly unlawful, tie up local townships, expose them to liability, and tie up companies.


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