What does enact mean?

Definitions for enact
ɛnˈækten·act

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word enact.

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Enact

    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.

How to pronounce enact?

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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say enact in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of enact in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of enact in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of enact in a Sentence

  1. Daniel Webster:

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

  2. Anuj Somany:

    The devils when get caught of their bad act would enact a whole drama of being against one another.

  3. James Watkins:

    So long as states enact fiduciary laws that don't impact a pension plan like a 401(k), they have every right to act.

  4. Nancy Pelosi:

    It took until we won in ‘06 — first bill on the floor, H.R. 1 — to enact the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission.

  5. Edward Paltzik:

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

Images & Illustrations of enact

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