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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 ?
These oppressive enactments were the produce of the Norman Conquest, for the Saxon laws of the chase were mild and humane; while those of William, enthusiastically attached to the exercise and its rights, were to the last degree tyrannical.
But there is, I think, small wisdom in legislating about such matters,-- I doubt if it is ever done; nor are any precise written enactments about them likely to be lasting.
I conceive, I said, that the true legislator will not trouble himself with this class of enactments whether concerning laws or the constitution either in an ill-ordered or in a well-ordered State; for in the former they are quite useless, and in the latter there will be no difficulty in devising them; and many of them will naturally flow out of our previous regulations.
Many are the enactments made at different times in the different States of Flatland, in order to minimize this peril; and in the Southern and less temperate climates where the force of gravitation is greater, and human beings more liable to casual and involuntary motions, the Laws concerning Women are naturally much more stringent.
The Assembly, at this epoch, was unusually well-informed, and, having passed many other wise and wholesome enactments, it crowned all with the Cat-Act.
In the meanwhile," continued the magistrate, "our codes are in full force, with all their contradictory enactments derived from Gallic customs, Roman laws, and Frank usages; the knowledge of all which, you will agree, is not to be acquired without extended labor; it needs tedious study to acquire this knowledge, and, when acquired, a strong power of brain to retain it.
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.
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.
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.