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Meaning of ENACT

Pronunciation:  en'akt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  act out; represent or perform as if in a play; "She reenacted what had happened earlier that day"
  2. [v]  order by virtue of superior authority; decree; "The King ordained the persecution and expulsion of the Jews"
 

ENACT is a 5 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: act out, ordain, reenact
 
 See Also: act, decree, legislate, pass, play, reenact, represent

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \En*act"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Enacted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Enacting}.]
    1. 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. To act; to perform; to do; to effect. [Obs.]
    
             The king enacts more wonders than a man. --Shak.
    
    3. To act the part of; to represent; to play.
    
             I did enact Julius Caesar.            --Shak.
    
    {Enacting clause}, that clause of a bill which formally
       expresses the legislative sanction.
    
    
  2. \En*act"\, n.
    Purpose; determination. [Obs.]
    
    
 
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