enactment

noun
en·​act·​ment | \ i-ˈnak(t)-mənt How to pronounce enactment (audio) \

Definition of enactment

1 : the act of enacting : the state of being enacted
2 : something (such as a law) that has been enacted

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
Recent Examples on the Web Spending More than eight months after its enactment, the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan (ARP) continues to reveal itself as the most damaging spending bill enacted in decades. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, 12 Dec. 2021 Its enactment could hand the party a popular legislative achievement days before elections for governor in Virginia and New Jersey on Nov. 2. Compiled Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 26 Oct. 2021 Its enactment would also hand the party a popular legislative achievement days before crucial governors’ elections in Virginia and New Jersey on Nov. 2. New York Times, 25 Oct. 2021 Texas had been found to discriminate against voters of color every decade since the Voting Rights Act went into effect, forcing changes to the maps or delaying their enactment. Cayla Harris, San Antonio Express-News, 6 Dec. 2021 As Asia’s international financial centre, Hong Kong saw the inception of its REITs market in 2003 with the enactment of the REIT Code and the first trust was formed the following year. Forbes, 15 Nov. 2021 Its enactment could hand the party a popular legislative achievement days before elections for governor in Virginia and New Jersey on Nov. 2. Compiled Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 26 Oct. 2021 Its enactment could hand the party a popular legislative achievement days before elections for governor in Virginia and New Jersey on Nov. 2. BostonGlobe.com, 25 Oct. 2021 Yahoo’s exit from China coincided with the enactment of the country’s Personal Information Protection Law, a privacy law that went into effect Nov. 1 that imposes new data-collection restrictions on tech companies, the Wall Street Journal reported. Todd Spangler, Variety, 2 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of enactment

1792, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of enactment was in 1792

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“Enactment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enactment. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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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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