enactment

noun
en·act·ment | \ i-ˈnak(t)-mənt \

Definition of enactment 

1 : the act of enacting : the state of being enacted

2 : something (such as a law) that has been enacted

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Examples of enactment in a Sentence

as a result of an enactment by Congress, this breathtaking canyon will be permanently protected from development the enactment of the murder is never actually shown on screen

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Business spending is bouncing back after years of caution following the global financial crisis, and is partly driven by the enactment of Republican corporate tax cuts. Andrew Mayeda, Bloomberg.com, "Why Trump's Trade War Isn't Worrying Most Economists, Yet," 5 June 2018 Entertainment for the afternoon included six different re-enactments and 20 individual readings of short stories about memorable Medina women and organizations. Mary Jane Brewer, cleveland.com, "Bicentennial fundraiser is a salute to Medina women: Bicentennial Notes," 16 Apr. 2018 SE Buffalo Soldiers National Museum Exhibits, workshops, re-enactments and research dedicated to African-American soldiers. Ana Khan, Houston Chronicle, "Local museums entertain, educate," 9 May 2018 About 175 guests -- mainly women -- packed the dining room April 15 to hear re-enactments by Show Biz Company actresses and readings presented by the Medina County Branch of the American Association of University Women. Mary Jane Brewer, cleveland.com, "Bicentennial fundraiser is a salute to Medina women: Bicentennial Notes," 16 Apr. 2018 This year's Celebration of Freedom event will also host live music, a pie-eating contest, a Revolutionary War re-enactment, water slides, food vendors and a beer garden. Jessica Suriano, azcentral, "Mesa to celebrate Fourth of July with fireworks, naturalization ceremony for new citizens," 2 July 2018 After sitting through a week-and-a-half of evidence and testimony — ranging from dramatic re-enactments to numbing recitations of experts’ qualifications — the jury deliberated for about 3 ½ hours before reaching a verdict. Dan Hinkel, chicagotribune.com, "Conflicting answer in special interrogatory upends verdict to displeasure of jury foreman," 29 June 2018 The county’s first board of education, named by legislative enactments in 1817, consisted of nine men. Teo Armus, Washington Post, "For first time, Montgomery school board will be entirely led by women," 29 June 2018 The retaining of the measure actually passed by a larger margin (54% to 46%) than the original enactment two years ago (52% to 48%). Grace Sparks, CNN, "These governors were elected with very few votes. Is that a problem?," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of enactment

1792, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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enactment

noun
en·act·ment

Legal Definition of enactment 

1 : the act of enacting : the state of being enacted

2 : something (as a law) that has been enacted

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