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Enact

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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'In the second phase we will be implementing our own fisheries enactment - Sabah doesn't have our own fisheries enactment and the federal government is the one calling the shots.
Enactment of a law is a rare phenomenon and is the work of Parliament and State Legislature."
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He said that the Parliament will become strengthen and process of enactment of effective legislation will possible with the formation of Standing Committees.
He said the Parliament would become strengthen and process of enactment of effective legislation would be possible with the formation of standing committees.
He said that Standing Committees were the important components of the Parliament and their early completion was necessary for prompt enactment of legislation.
He said that the standing committees were important components of the Parliament and their early completion was necessary for prompt enactment of legislation.
The judges had taken up an application seeking contempt of the court's order proceedings against CM Murad Ali Shah and Chief Secretary Muhammad Rizwan Memon for allegedly failing to implement the court's earlier orders for the enactment of rules regarding the transfers, postings and tenures in the police force.
Earlier, the Constitution said a President was elected for a term of six years but it has been restricted to five years after the enactment of the 19th Amendment.
" "The key words are 'lump sums' and 'post enactment identification.' It means that there is simply a lump sum allocated and the legislator takes part in the execution of the budget after (post) its enactment by identifying the projects for which such lump sum shall be used.