enact

verb en·act \ i-ˈnakt \
|Updated on: 22 Jun 2018

Definition of enact

enacted; enacting; enacts
1 : to establish by legal and authoritative act; specifically : to make into law
  • enact a bill
2 : act out
  • enact a role

enactor

play \i-ˈnak-tər\ noun

Examples of enact in a Sentence

  1. Congress will enact legislation related to that issue.

  2. The law was finally enacted today.

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First Known Use of enact

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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ENACT Defined for English Language Learners

enact

Definition of enact for English Language Learners

  • : to perform (something, such as a scene in a play)

  • : to make (a bill or other legislation) officially become part of the law


ENACT Defined for Kids

enact

verb en·act \ i-ˈnakt \

Definition of enact for Students

enacted; enacting
1 : to perform or act out
  • Two students enacted the story for the class.
2 : to make into law
  • enact legislation

enactment

\-mənt\ noun

Law Dictionary

enact

transitive verb en·act \ i-ˈnakt \

legal Definition of enact

: to establish by legal and authoritative act : make into law
  • enact a bill


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