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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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Related Words for reenactment

picture, photograph, replication, photocopy, recreation, propagation, replica, facsimile, imitation, print, breeding, copy, generation, dupe, twin, fake, portrayal, revival, renewal, increase

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Contemporary Examples of reenactment

Historical Examples of reenactment

  • 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.

  • I secured the reenactment of the Civil Service Law, which under my predecessor had very foolishly been repealed.

    Theodore Roosevelt

    Theodore Roosevelt

  • 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

  • The car is in the same position relative to the surrounding area in both the reenactment photograph and the Zapruder photograph.

    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.

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