[ en-akt-muh nt ]
/ ɛnˈækt mənt /


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.

Nearby words

  1. enabler,
  2. enabling,
  3. enabling act,
  4. enact,
  5. enactive,
  6. enactory,
  7. enalapril,
  8. enalapril maleate,
  9. enallage,
  10. enamel

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 reenactment



1817, from enact + -ment.

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