order by virtue of superior authority; decree
"The King ordained the persecution and expulsion of the Jews"; "the legislature enacted this law in 1985"
enact, reenact, act out(verb)
act out; represent or perform as if in a play
"She reenacted what had happened earlier that day"
to make (a bill) into law
to act the part of; to play
to do; to effect
Origin: From enacten, from en-, from en-, from in- and acte, from actum, past participle of ago#Latin
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
to act; to perform; to do; to effect
to act the part of; to represent; to play
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
en-akt′, v.t. to perform: to act the part of: to establish by law.—n. (Shak.) that which is enacted.—adjs. Enact′ing, Enact′ive, that enacts.—ns. Enact′ment, the passing of a bill into law: that which is enacted: a law; Enact′or, one who practises or performs anything: one who forms decrees or establishes laws; Enact′ure (Shak.), action.
The numerical value of enact in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of enact in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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