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Definitions of enactment

  1. The passing of a bill into a law; the giving of legislative sanction and executive approval to a bill whereby it is established as a law. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. That which is enacted or passed into a law; a law; a decree; a statute; a prescribed requirement; as, a prohibitory enactment; a social enactment. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A statute or law; the passing of a bill into law. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. The passing of a bill into law: that which is enacted: a law. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. A law; statute; the act of enacting. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. The passing of a bill into a law; that which is enacted; a law or legislative act. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. A measure or bill passed into a law; the passing of it. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for enactment

  1. The machine had prevented the passage of the Anti- Gambling bill two years before, and was prepared to prevent the enactment of an effective anti- gambling law at the session of 1909. Senator Wolfe undoubtedly fell into the common error of mistaking the machine for the Republican party. – Story of the Session of the California Legislature of 1909 by Franklin Hichborn
  2. The important questions since the enactment of these laws have been as to the character of these examinations, and whether official favor and partisan influence or common right and merit were to control the access to the examinations. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
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