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Meaning of ENACTMENT

Pronunciation:  en'aktmunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  acting the part of a character on stage; dramaticially representing the character by speech and action and gesture
  2. [n]  the passing of a law by a legislative body
  3. [n]  a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body

ENACTMENT is a 9 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: act, characterization, passage, personation, portrayal
 See Also: acting, character, decree, edict, fiat, impression, instrument, lawmaking, legal document, legal instrument, legislating, legislation, legislative act, official document, order, part, performing, persona, playacting, playing, rescript, role, statute, theatrical role



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\En*act"ment\, n.
1. 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.

2. That which is enacted or passed into a law; a law; a
   decree; a statute; a prescribed requirement; as, a
   prohibitory enactment; a social enactment.

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