View synonyms for enactment


[ en-akt-muhnt ]


  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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  • nonen·actment noun
  • reen·actment noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of enactment1

First recorded in 1810–20; enact + -ment

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Example Sentences

The work contributed to the enactment of new regulatory measures, including the 2010 Dodd-Frank law aimed at preventing another Wall Street meltdown and consumer abuses.

In the first six months of 2021, a “tidal wave” of voting rights legislation has resulted in the enactment of 153 new laws in 38 states—with over half increasing access to voting.

In some cases, as with the new laws in Georgia and Florida, the enactment of those laws has spurred controversy and backlash.

The For the People Act, however, presently has no viable route to enactment in the 50-50 Senate.

With the enactment of Medicare and Medicaid in the late 1960s, taxpayers footed more of the bill for the failing asylum system, so the public started demanding change.

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Since its enactment in 1997, 752 Oregonians have used prescriptions for lethal medications for their intended purpose.

First, he maintains that enactment of such a law “would overrule a historic Supreme Court decision.”

The enactment of these proposals would strike a much better balance between the interests of liberty and security.

A dramatic video re-enactment, four minutes of silence, and a tribute to Thomas Jefferson.

Yet however long the enactment, the text of a complex modern statute is only the very roughest guide to its future operation.

This enactment was due principally to the railway accidents that occurred.

This enactment, if honestly carried into effect, would have been unobjectionable.

One of the first effects of this amendment in Virginia was a legislative enactment requiring all women to pay the poll tax.

The marked feature of this period is the paucity of statutory enactment affecting relief.

This enactment, passed by the Scottish parliament of 1551, calls for notice upon other grounds besides those of morality.


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