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enactverb [T]

us   /ɪˈnækt/
to make a law, or to make an idea into a law: For the second year, national lawmakers failed to enact environmental legislation.
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"enact" in British English

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enactverb

uk   /ɪˈnækt/ us   /ɪˈnækt/
  • enact verb (MAKE LAW)

[T often passive] specialized law to put something into action, especially to make something 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   /ɪˈnækt.mənt/ us   /ɪˈnækt.mənt/
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"enact" in Business English

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enactverb [T]

uk   /ɪˈnækt/ us  
LAW to make a law or a rule become official: The government is to enact a law aimed at improving safety on construction sites.
enactment
noun [C or U]
There must be consultation with employer and employee representatives before the enactment of new regulations.
(Definition of enact from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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