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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.


verb adopt a measure, appoint by act, codify, command, declare, decree, dictate, enjoin, establish, essablish by law, give legislative sanction, institute by law, issue a command, legislate, make into a statute, make laws, ordain by law, order, pass, perferre, prescribe, put in force, put into effect
Associated concepts: enacting clause
Foreign phrases: Non obligat lex nisi promulgata.A law is not obligatory unless it is promulgated. Ejus est interpreeari cujus est condere. It is for him who enacts anything to give it interpretation.
See also: accomplish, adhere to, approve, command, compel, conduct, constitute, direct, effectuate, enforce, establish, execute, govern, impersonate, implement, impose, instruct, legislate, make, pass, perform, pursue, recite, require, rule

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

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