Enact En*act", n. Purpose; determination. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

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  • enact — en·act /i nakt/ vt: to establish by legal and authoritative act: make into law enact a bill Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. enact …   Law dictionary

  • Enact — En*act , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Enacted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Enacting}.] 1. To decree; to establish by legal and authoritative act; to make into a law; especially, to perform the legislative act with reference to (a bill) which gives it the validity… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • enact — UK US /ɪˈnækt/ verb [T] ► LAW to make a law or a rule become official: »The government is to enact a law aimed at improving safety on construction sites. enactment noun [C or U] ► »There must be consultation with employer and employee… …   Financial and business terms

  • enact — [v1] act out; accomplish achieve, appear as, depict, discourse, do, execute, go on*, perform, personate, play, playact, play the part of, portray, represent; concepts 91,292 Ant. fail, hinder, repeal, stop enact [v2] authorize, legislate… …   New thesaurus

  • enact — early 15c., from EN (Cf. en ) (1) make, put in + ACT (Cf. act). Related: Enacted; enacting …   Etymology dictionary

  • enact — ► VERB 1) make (a bill or other proposal) law. 2) act out (a role or play). DERIVATIVES enactor noun …   English terms dictionary

  • enact — [en akt′, inakt′] vt. 1. to make (a bill, etc.) into a law; pass (a law); decree; ordain 2. to represent or perform in or as in a play; act out enactor n …   English World dictionary

  • enact — {<charset c=U><HR> } 01. The city has [enacted] a new bylaw which prohibits smoking in all public buildings. 02. Following an incident in which a window was broken and a student injured, the principal [enacted] a zero tolerance policy …   Grammatical examples in English

  • enact — verb Enact is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑congress, ↑legislature, ↑parliament Enact is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ban, ↑constitution, ↑law, ↑legislation, ↑measure, ↑policy, ↑reform …   Collocations dictionary

  • enact — [[t]ɪnæ̱kt[/t]] enacts, enacting, enacted 1) VERB When a government or authority enacts a proposal, they make it into a law. [TECHNICAL] [V n] The authorities have failed so far to enact a law allowing unrestricted emigration... [V n] The bill… …   English dictionary

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