Enacting
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 of law. [1913 Webster]

2. To act; to perform; to do; to effect. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The king enacts more wonders than a man. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To act the part of; to represent; to play. [1913 Webster]

I did enact Julius Caesar. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Enacting clause}, that clause of a bill which formally expresses the legislative sanction. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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