Definition of Enactment

1. Noun. The passing of a law by a legislative body.

Exact synonyms: Passage
Generic synonyms: Lawmaking, Legislating, Legislation
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Derivative terms: Enact, Pass



2. Noun. A legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body.
Exact synonyms: Act
Generic synonyms: Instrument, Legal Document, Legal Instrument, Official Document
Specialized synonyms: Nullity, Decree, Edict, Fiat, Order, Rescript, Legislative Act, Statute
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law

3. Noun. Acting the part of a character on stage; dramatically representing the character by speech and action and gesture.
Exact synonyms: Characterization, Personation, Portrayal
Generic synonyms: Acting, Performing, Playacting, Playing
Specialized synonyms: Impression, Character, Part, Persona, Role, Theatrical Role
Derivative terms: Enact, Personate, Portray

Definition of Enactment

1. 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.

Definition of Enactment

1. Noun. The act of enacting, or the state of being enacted. ¹

2. Noun. (legal) A piece of legislation that has been properly authorized by a legislative body. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Enactment

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Literary usage of Enactment

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1913)
"... and, second, such other courts as are authorized by the Constitution to be established by legislative enactment, such as the city courts. ..."

2. A Treatise on the Constitutional Limitations which Rest Upon the Legislative by Thomas McIntyre Cooley (1888)
"OF THE enactment OF LAWS. WHEN the supreme power of a country is wielded by a single man, or by a single body of men, any discussion, in the courts, ..."

3. Statutes and Statutory Construction: Including a Discussion of Legislative ...by Jabez Gridley Sutherland by Jabez Gridley Sutherland (1904)
"5 "A later law which is merely a re-enactment of a former docs not repeal an intermediate act which has qualified or limited the first one, ..."

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