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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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Now curriculum developers and publishers can create curricular materials where technology is inextricably interwoven into those materials and feel confident that those materials will be enactable everywhere.
The three reference frameworks discussed but also the specific process architectures examined (Anzbock & Dustda, 2004; Danial & Ward, 2006; Maanmar, 2006) have a common denominator in their architecture: an enactable business process model.
statutory override, which made clear precisely where enactable
(70) He describes Chevron as a way for courts to reach outcomes most likely to accord with the enacting legislature's wishes because use of the doctrine favors interpretations consistent with current enactable political preferences:
In view of Cassandra's conclusion, in which no subjective agent saves herself or others, I maintain that Wolf's portrayal urges us to consider carefully the implications of treating empowerment and resistance as concepts that are enactable once anchored in critical consciousness.
A process programming language (PPL) is a formal enactable metamodel of the software process.
In short, Elhauge argues that where public preferences are actually enactable by law, courts should resolve statutory ambiguities against enactable preferences in order to elicit a legislative response.
But "when enactable preferences are unclear, often the best choice is instead a preference-eliciting default rule that is more likely to provoke a legislative reaction that resolves the statutory indeterminacy...." Id.
easier to enact politically (though admittedly still not enactable in