[en-akt-muh nt]


the act of enacting.
the state or fact of being enacted.
something that is enacted; a law or statute.
a single provision of a law.

Origin of enactment

First recorded in 1810–20; enact + -ment
Related formsnon·en·act·ment, nounre·en·act·ment, noun
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Word Origin and History for enactment

1817, from enact + -ment.

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