Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act of enacting.
  • n. The state of being enacted.
  • n. Something that has been enacted: "Dance itself is the enactment of an energy which must seem . . . untrammeled, effortless, masterful” ( Susan Sontag).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of enacting, or the state of being enacted.
  • n. A piece of legislation that has been properly authorized by a legislative body.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The passing of a bill into a law; the giving of legislative sanction and executive approval to a bill whereby it is established as a law.
  • n. That which is enacted or passed into a law; a law; a decree; a statute; a prescribed requirement

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of enacting or decreeing; specifically, the passing of a bill into a law; the act of giving validity to a law by vote or decree.
  • n. A law enacted; a statute; an act.
  • n. The acting of a part or representation of a character in a play.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the passing of a law by a legislative body
  • n. acting the part of a character on stage; dramatically representing the character by speech and action and gesture
  • n. a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body

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Examples

  • The notion that once enactment is forced, the public will suddenly embrace health-care reform could not be further from the truth

    Matthew Yglesias » A Historic Achievement

  • Looks like the Plains of Abraham battle re-enactment is not a go.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • The notion that once enactment is forced, the public will suddenly embrace health-care reform could not be further from the truth — and is likely to become a rallying cry for disaffected Republicans, independents and, yes, Democrats.

    Matthew Yglesias » Health Care Plan Getting More Popular

  • RL: Re-enactment is practical archaeology; what we do is ‘living history’ and as authentic as we can make it, so living as a Viking for, say, ten days at a stretch gives you the feel (and smell) of what it must gave been like.

    Writer Unboxed » Blog Archive » AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Robert Low, part one

  • Presidential statements, by definition, are pronouncements issued by the president when a congressional enactment is signed.

    News From Yesterday

  • That LJS re-enactment is reason enough to check this out.

    Freaky Lips

  • The cause for this enactment is stated in the statute to be that such acts may be prejudicial to and tend to endanger the peace and welfare of the kingdom, and, because the laws in existence are not sufficiently effectual for preventing such acts, it is necessary to supplement them by this special enactment.

    The Alexandra

  • The long-term enactment of the plan that is ultimately approved will likely lead to at least 200 staff layoffs, according to Schildge.

    TheDartmouth.com | America's Oldest College Newspaper. Founded 1799.

  • ● Biodiesel: ASA's top policy priority for 2009 is long-term enactment of the biodiesel tax credit before it expires on December 31, 2009.

    Domestic Fuel

  • There are too many aspects and tentacles of the medical mechanics of it, more than debate and reason and wisdom can direct in enactment.

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