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To establish by law; to perform or effect; to decree.

Enact, sometimes used synonymously with adopt, is generally applied to legislative rather than executive action.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

TO ENACT. To establish by law; to perform or effect; to decree. The usual formula in making laws is, Be it enacted.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Six chapters are: perceptual causality and narrative causality; narrativity and enaction; narrative and metaphor; narrativity and enaction in Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garc<AEi>a M<AEa>rquez; narrative and allegory in Kazuo IshiguroAEs Never Let Me Go; narrative and metaphor in the tales of Henry James.
I use the paradigm of enaction because its ontological, epistemological, axiological, rhetorical, and methodological assumptions most closely align with my beliefs and values as a researcher.
This enaction is listed first since it also provides what is likely the most mature technology, most cost-effective solution (since many of the options here are ground-based solutions), greatest ability to scale-up production, and ability to impose a wider range of effects than those of some other capabilities.
"Enaction, Sense-Making, and Emotion." Enaction: Toward a New Paradigm for Cognitive Science.
Thus is an immediate, intimate rapport established with the listener, who is placed in a privileged and seemingly omniscient relationship with the play's physical environment and its characters, some of whom are introduced through the enaction of their dreams: 'Only you can hear and see, behind the eyes of the sleepers, the movements and countries and mazes and colours and dismays and rainbows and tunes and wishes and flight and fall and despairs and big seas of their dreams.
Describing enaction as the laying down of a path in walking it, Varela borrows the words of Antonio Machado: "Wanderer the road is your footsteps, nothing else; you lay down a path in walking" (Thompson, 2007, page 13).
In the remainder of this paper, it is argued that while the origins of the housing affordability crisis in Australia can be attributed to a number of exogenous and endogenous factors (Berry 8c Dalton 2004: 69), there is a considerable body of evidence suggesting that over the last two to three decades the enaction and implementation of policies--by both major parties--consistent with the prevailing neoliberal policy paradigm have not only failed to address the problem of housing affordability successfully, but have also significantly intensified the problem.
(84) but neither one can enact a law; enaction is the prerogative of
Should the parliamentary elections be held after the presidential and based on the timeframes given in the two aforementioned articles, this would imply an up to 10-month waiting period from the constitution's enaction before it could be amended.
Varela, Thompson, and Rosch (1991) and Varela (1999) extend this through further work on 'enaction', which identifies embodied experience as a generator of emergent knowledge.