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enactment

[en-akt-muh nt] /ɛnˈækt mənt/
noun
1.
the act of enacting.
2.
the state or fact of being enacted.
3.
something that is enacted; a law or statute.
4.
a single provision of a law.
Origin of enactment
1810-1820
1810-20; enact + -ment
Related forms
nonenactment, noun
reenactment, noun
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  • Yes; the picture that we are looking at here is a picture of a reenactment of the scene.

    Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • Should any congressman propose their reenactment to-day, he would be looked upon as a crank and be laughed out of court.

    Thomas Jefferson Edward S. Ellis et. al.
  • Is the car in the same position on "photograph through rifle scope" and "photograph from reenactment" on that exhibit?

    Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • I secured the reenactment of the Civil Service Law, which under my predecessor had very foolishly been repealed.

    Theodore Roosevelt Theodore Roosevelt
  • The photograph on the right, upper right, is the photograph taken at the reenactment from the position where Mr. Nix was standing.

    Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • The next position that we established during the reenactment is frame 161 of the Zapruder motion picture film.

    Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • And what is the comparison between the photograph from Zapruder film on that Exhibit No. 889 and the photograph from reenactment?

    Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Word Origin and History for reenactment

enactment

n.

1817, from enact + -ment.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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