Primary Meanings of enactment

the passing of a law by a legislative body
acting the part of a character on stage; dramatically representing the character by speech and action and gesture
Full Definitions of enactment

n the passing of a law by a legislative body

Type of:
lawmaking, legislating, legislation
the act of making or enacting laws

n a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body

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something that is null (especially an enactment that has no legal validity)
decree, edict, fiat, order, rescript
a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)
legislative act, statute
an act passed by a legislative body
consent decree
an agreement between two parties that is sanctioned by the court; for example, a company might agree to stop certain questionable practices without admitting guilt
an order that after a specific time certain activities (as being outside on the streets) are prohibited
decree nisi
a decree issued on a first petition for divorce; becomes absolute at some later date
imperial decree
a decree issued by a sovereign ruler
judicial separation, legal separation
a judicial decree regulating the rights and responsibilities of a married couple living apart
an edict that has been publicly posted
ban, prohibition, proscription
a decree that prohibits something
a judicial order forbidding some action until an event occurs or the order is lifted
fair-trade act
formerly a state law that protected manufacturers from price-cutting by allowing them to set minimum retail prices for their merchandise; eliminated by the United States Congress in 1975
Stamp Act
an act passed by the British Parliament in 1756 that raised revenue from the American Colonies by a duty in the form of a stamp required on all newspapers and legal or commercial documents; opposition by the Colonies resulted in the repeal of the act in 1766
enabling act, enabling clause
a provision in a law that confers on appropriate officials the power to implement or enforce the law
FISA, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act
an act passed by Congress in 1978 to establish procedures for requesting judicial authorization for foreign intelligence surveillance and to create the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court; intended to increase United States counterintelligence; separate from ordinary law enforcement surveillance
a statute enacted by a city government
special act
a legislative act that applies only to a particular person or particular district
bull, papal bull
a formal proclamation issued by the pope (usually written in antiquated characters and sealed with a leaden bulla)
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instrument, legal document, legal instrument, official document
(law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right

n acting the part of a character on stage; dramatically representing the character by speech and action and gesture

characterisation, characterization, personation, portrayal
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an impressionistic portrayal of a person
character, part, persona, role, theatrical role
an actor's portrayal of someone in a play
bit part, minor role
a small role
a serious (or tragic) role in a play
the principal character in a play or movie or novel or poem
the role of an innocent artless young woman in a play
name part, title role
the role of the character after whom the play is named
the main good female character in a work of fiction
baddie, villain
the principal bad character in a film or work of fiction
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acting, performing, playacting, playing
the performance of a part or role in a drama

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