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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Its recent passage through the House, which by no means guarantees its eventual enactment into law, is arguably Kushner's most significant accomplishment after 16 months of working in the West Wing. Jay Willis, GQ, "Jared Kushner's Prison Reform Efforts Are a Sham," 30 May 2018 The Supreme Court ruled in Euclid that zoning land use was a reasonable extension of the police power and had a rational basis for its enactment. Anthony Graziano, miamiherald, "When does a house stop being a house? (And start being an office or a hotel?) | Miami Herald," 16 Mar. 2018 Well-behaved and leashed dogs are welcome, except during the re-enactment weekend. Amy Aumick, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Explore Florida's Baker County: Home to the state's biggest Civil War battle," 7 May 2018 As chairman of a subcommittee that regulated Wall Street, Garrett frequently challenged attempts to boost the SEC's funding, especially after the enactment of the Dodd-Frank financial overhaul law. Herb Jackson, USA TODAY, "Jersey payback: Rep. BIll Pascrell wants GOP foe Scott Garrett's federal salary cut to $1," 13 July 2018 Our long-term goal must be the development and enactment of a pro-family, just, merciful, and comprehensive immigration reform. San Antonio Express-News, "Archbishop’s call for all life, ‘sanctity of every family’," 1 July 2018 The event continues Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Scheduled activities include a re-enactment of the Battle of Champion Hill and the Siege of Vicksburg, candlelight tours, a cannon night fire and military drill and parades. Gloria Casas, Elgin Courier-News, "Elgin Civil War Experience offers window to both national and local history," 9 June 2018 Planned events include a parachute demo, flyovers, marching bands and a cavalry re-enactment. Beth J. Harpaz, chicagotribune.com, "San Antonio tricentennial remembers the Alamo and much more," 4 Apr. 2018 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

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First Known Use of enactment

1792, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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