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enact

verb uk   /ɪˈnækt/ us  

enact verb (MAKE LAW)

[T often passive] specialized law to put something into action, especially to change something into a law: A package of economic sanctions is to be enacted against the country.

enact verb (PERFORM)

[T] formal to perform a story or play: The stories are enacted using music, dance and mime.
enactment
noun [C or U] uk   /-mənt/ us  
(Definition of enact from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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