enact


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. . 1996.

enact
I verb adopt a measure, appoint by act, codify, command, declare, decree, dictate, enjoin, establish, establish by law, give legislative sanction, institute by law, issue a command, legislate, make into a statute, make laws, ordain by law, order, pass, perferre, prescribe, put in force, put into effect associated concepts: enacting clause foreign phrases:
- Non obligat lex nisi promulgate. — A law is not obligatory unless it is promulgated
- Ejus est interpreteri cuius est condere. — It is for him who enacts anything to give it interpretation
II index accomplish, command, conduct, constitute (establish), effectuate, execute (accomplish), govern, impersonate, implement, impose (enforce), instruct (direct), legislate, make, pass (approve), perform (adhere to), perform (execute), pursue (carry on), recite, require (compel), rule (govern)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


enact
v.
To make something happen; to create a law.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


enact
To establish by law; to perform or effect; to decree.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


enact
To establish by law; to perform or effect; to decree.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • 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 — En*act , n. Purpose; determination. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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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