enacting clause

noun
en·​act·​ing clause

Legal Definition of enacting clause

: the clause of an act that formally expresses legislative authorization and usually begins with “Be it enacted”

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“Enacting clause.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/enacting%20clause. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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