Enact

Definition of Enact

En`act´
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Enacted; p. pr. & vb. n. Enacting.]
2.To act; to perform; to do; to effect.
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.
n.1.Purpose; determination.

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