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enactment

[en-akt-muh nt]
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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.
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Origin of enactment

First recorded in 1810–20; enact + -ment
Related formsnon·en·act·ment, nounre·en·act·ment, noun
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n.

1817, from enact + -ment.

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