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

Examples of enactment in a Sentence

  1. as a result of an enactment by Congress, this breathtaking canyon will be permanently protected from development

  2. the enactment of the murder is never actually shown on screen

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First Known Use of enactment

1792


Law Dictionary

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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