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
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I'm glad that they are mobilizing to try to enact a policy that will save lives.
The court minimized the importance of the Legislature's repeated failures to enact more comprehensive outdoor smoking legislation.
States should have the right to enact... laws...particularly to end the inhumane practice of ending a life that otherwise could live.
If governments move right now, quickly, in enacting the kinds of structural reforms they need to enact, the investments will continue to flow.
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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