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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Enact  \En*act"\,  n. 
  Purpose;  determination.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Enact  \En*act"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Enacted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Enacting}.] 
  1.  To  decree;  to  establish  by  legal  and  authoritative  act  to 
  make  into  a  law;  especially,  to  perform  the  legislative 
  act  with  reference  to  (a  bill)  which  gives  it  the  validity 
  of  law. 
 
  2.  To  act  to  perform;  to  do  to  effect.  [Obs.] 
 
  The  king  enacts  more  wonders  than  a  man.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  act  the  part  of  to  represent;  to  play. 
 
  I  did  enact  Julius  Caesar.  --Shak. 
 
  {Enacting  clause},  that  clause  of  a  bill  which  formally 
  expresses  the  legislative  sanction. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  enact 
  v  1:  order  by  virtue  of  superior  authority;  decree;  "The  King 
  ordained  the  persecution  and  expulsion  of  the  Jews" 
  [syn:  {ordain}] 
  2:  act  out  represent  or  perform  as  if  in  a  play;  "She 
  reenacted  what  had  happened  earlier  that  day"  [syn:  {reenact}, 
  {act  out}] 




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