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enact

[en-akt]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to make into an act or statute: Congress has enacted a new tax law.
  2. to represent on or as on the stage; act the part of: to enact Hamlet.
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Origin of enact

First recorded in 1375–1425, enact is from the late Middle English word enacten. See en-1, act
Related formsen·act·a·ble, adjectiveen·ac·tor, nounpre·en·act, verb (used with object)re·en·act, verb (used with object)un·en·act·ed, adjectivewell-en·act·ed, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • According to Bakunin and Kropotkin, in future only unenacted law will exist.

    Anarchism

    Paul Eltzbacher


British Dictionary definitions for unenacted

enact

verb (tr)
  1. to make into an act or statute
  2. to establish by law; ordain or decree
  3. to represent or perform in or as if in a play; to act out
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Derived Formsenactable, adjectiveenactive or enactory, adjectiveenactment or enaction, nounenactor, noun
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Word Origin and History for unenacted

enact

v.

early 15c., from en- (1) "make, put in" + act. Related: Enacted; enacting.

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