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

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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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Some of his proudest civic accomplishments was the 1963 water treatment plant and the enactment of the 1968 Fair Housing Ordinance, according to his son, Sidney Friedman. Anna Kim, chicagotribune.com, "Former Northbrook mayor, civic leader Friedman dead at 94 following battle with cancer," 16 Sep. 2019 But the state enactments of year-round daylight time are meaningless — for now, at least. Elizabeth Chuck, NBC News, "Ditch the switch? Call to go on permanent daylight saving time grows," 17 Aug. 2019 There is also a birds of prey exhibit, sheep dog trials, living history re-enactments featuring Mary, Queen of Scots, and a British motor car cavalcade. Doug Duran, The Mercury News, "Photos: 154th Scottish Highland Gathering & Games in Pleasanton," 31 Aug. 2019 There were Harvey books, articles, gatherings, re-enactments, ranger talks at the Grand Canyon and renovations to re-emphasize the Harvey era at La Fonda. Susan Spano, Los Angeles Times, "The Castañeda reopens in Las Vegas, N.M., thanks to an entrepreneur with a soft spot for historic hotels," 31 Aug. 2019 The Confederate army slowly advances during a battle re-enactment at the 2015 Civil War Days at Huntington Beach Central Park. Daily Pilot, "Around Town: Civil War Days re-enactment returns to Huntington Beach," 29 Aug. 2019 Vaisnys said there are re-enactments taking place in the three countries, Washington D.C., Canada and even in Hong Kong as a way of peaceful protesting and remembrances. Peter Marteka, courant.com, "Baltics heritage honored by replanting ‘Freedom Tree’ in Elizabeth Park in West Hartford 30 years after historic demonstration," 23 Aug. 2019 Learn about the lives of Medina’s pioneers through dramatic re-enactments performed around the Square. Sam Boyer, cleveland.com, "Treasures can be found in some very unusual places: Whit & Whimsey," 9 Aug. 2019 Since its enactment, in 1970, under the Nixon Administration, Title X has specified that federal funding cannot be used for abortions. Margaret Talbot, The New Yorker, "How the Trump Administration Is Stigmatizing Abortion," 24 Aug. 2019

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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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