En*act" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Enacted; p. pr. & vb. n. Enacting.]

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.

2.

To act; to perform; to do; to effect.

[Obs.]

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.

 

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En*act", n.

Purpose; determination.

[Obs.]

 

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