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enact

Definition of enact

Etymology

    From Middle English enacten, from en- from Old French en- ("to cause to be"), from Latin in- ("in") and Old French acte ("perform, do"), from Latin actum, past participle of ago ("set in motion")

Verb

to enact (third-person singular simple present enacts, present participle enacting, simple past and past participle enacted)

  1. (transitive, law) to make (a bill) into law
  2. (transitive) to act the part of; to play
  3. (transitive, obsolete) to do; to effect

Derived terms

  • enactable
  • enactability
  • enactably
  • enactor

Related terms

References:

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