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enactment

[en-akt-muh nt] /ɛnˈækt mənt/
noun
1.
the act of enacting.
2.
the state or fact of being enacted.
3.
something that is enacted; a law or statute.
4.
a single provision of a law.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20; enact + -ment
Related forms
nonenactment, noun
reenactment, noun
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Examples from the web for enactment
  • Baseball used to be played by human beings instead of historical re-enactment bots.
  • They announced it via video future re-enactment, if there is such a thing, of a private team launching a moon mission.
  • No tardy enactment of law, no political expedient, can close it.
  • Dances of re-enactment and fireside singing evolved soon after.
  • Several reforms that will benefit business are inching towards enactment.
  • They worried that it presented an obstacle to the rapid enactment of their legislation.
  • Their enactment, alas, is likely to be held back by two things.
  • Some hidden thing or beautiful action or enactment of desire or frustration.
  • Traditionally juries are the device by which the rigor of the law is modified pending the enactment of new statutes.
  • Submitting to the repressive regime of marriage, then, is an enactment in miniature of a larger and more tragic social conformity.
Word Origin and History for enactment
n.

1817, from enact + -ment.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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