pre-enact

enact

[en-akt]
verb (used with object)
1.
to make into an act or statute: Congress has enacted a new tax law.
2.
to represent on or as on the stage; act the part of: to enact Hamlet.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English enacten. See en-1, act

enactable, adjective
enactor, noun
preenact, verb (used with object)
reenact, verb (used with object)
unenacted, adjective
well-enacted, adjective
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enact (ɪnˈækt)
 
vb
1.  to make into an act or statute
2.  to establish by law; ordain or decree
3.  to represent or perform in or as if in a play; to act out
 
en'actable
 
adj
 
en'active
 
adj
 
en'actory
 
adj
 
en'actment
 
n
 
en'action
 
n
 
en'actor
 
n

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enact
mid-15c., from en- "make, put in" + act. Related: Enacted; enacting.
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