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en·act·ment

 (ĕn-ăkt′mənt)
n.
1.
a. The act of enacting.
b. The state of being enacted.
2. Something that has been enacted: "Dance itself is the enactment of an energy which must seem ... untrammeled, effortless, masterful" (Susan Sontag).

en•act•ment

(ɛnˈækt mənt)

n.
1. the act or process of enacting.
2. the state or fact of being enacted.
3. something that is enacted; a law or statute.
[1810–20]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.enactment - the passing of a law by a legislative body
lawmaking, legislating, legislation - the act of making or enacting laws
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
2.enactment - a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative bodyenactment - a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body
legal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument - (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right
nullity - something that is null (especially an enactment that has no legal validity)
decree, fiat, edict, rescript, order - a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge); "a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there"
legislative act, statute - an act passed by a legislative body
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
3.enactment - acting the part of a character on stage; dramatically representing the character by speech and action and gesture
acting, performing, playacting, playing - the performance of a part or role in a drama
impression - an impressionistic portrayal of a person; "he did a funny impression of a politician"
persona, theatrical role, role, character, part - an actor's portrayal of someone in a play; "she played the part of Desdemona"

enactment

noun
1. passing, legislation, sanction, approval, establishment, proclamation, ratification, authorization, validation, making law the enactment of a Bill of Rights
2. decree, order, law, act, ruling, bill, measure, command, legislation, regulation, resolution, dictate, canon, statute, ordinance, commandment, edict, bylaw enactments which empowered the court to require security to be given
3. portrayal, staging, performance, playing, acting, performing, representation, depiction, play-acting, personation The building was also used for the enactment of plays.

enactment

noun
The formal product of a legislative or judicial body:
Translations
تَشْريع، سَنُّ قانون
ikrafttrædenvedtagelse
törvénybe iktatás
leikur, flutningur
uzákonenie
yasalaştırma

enactment

[ɪˈnæktmənt] N
1. [of law] → promulgación f
2. [of play, scene, part] → representación f

enactment

[ɪnˈæktmənt] n
(LAW) [law, legislation, bill] → promulgation f
(= performance) [play, story] → représentation f

enactment

n (of law)Erlass m; (of regulation)Verordnung f, → Verfügung f; (of play)Aufführung f

enactment

[ɪˈnæktmənt] n
a.emanazione f
b. (in play) → rappresentazione f

enact

(iˈnӕkt) verb
1. to act (a rôle, scene etc) not necessarily on stage.
2. to make into a law or pass a law. to enact a new sexual harassment law; enact the bill.
eˈnactment noun
References in classic literature ?
Perhaps the only formal whaling code authorized by legislative enactment, was that of Holland.
The great difference is, that the table and chair cannot feel, and the man can; for even a legal enactment that he shall be "taken, reputed, adjudged in law, to be a chattel personal," cannot blot out his soul, with its own private little world of memories, hopes, loves, fears, and desires.
A frequent interlude of these performances was the enactment of the part of Eutychus by some half-dozen of little girls, who, overpowered with sleep, would fall down, if not out of the third loft, yet off the fourth form, and be taken up half dead.
That journey through the primeval forest with the nine great apes will live in the memory of Bertha Kircher for the balance of her life, as clearly delineated as at the moment of its enactment.
A legal enactment providing for the sale of your wife, when you have done with her, or of your husband; when you "really can't put up with him any longer," appears to be all that is wanting to render this North British estimate of the "Estate of Matrimony" practically complete.
Then we have made an enactment not only possible but in the highest degree beneficial to the State?
Then are we to impose all our enactments on men and none of them on women?
You are going to know all; and, without further preamble, I am going to place before your eyes the problem of The Yellow Room as it was placed before the eyes of the entire world on the day following the enactment of the drama at the Chateau du Glandier.
After some procrastination, it responded to the court's order with an enactment for local governments that clearly smacked of a shady power-sharing deal between the two at the grassroots level.
Hoffman explains the historical and current utilization of enactment in various therapeutic modalities.
On October 1, 2010, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission conducted a public meeting at which it discussed and unanimously approved the issuance of an Interim Final Rule regarding the reporting of "pre-enactment" swaps (swaps that remained outstanding on July 21, 2010, the date of enactment of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act).