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ENACTMENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does enactment mean? 

ENACTMENT (noun)
  The noun ENACTMENT has 3 senses:

1. the passing of a law by a legislative body
2. a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body
3. acting the part of a character on stage; dramatically representing the character by speech and action and gesture

  Familiarity information: ENACTMENT used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ENACTMENT (noun)


Sense 1enactment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The passing of a law by a legislative body

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

enactment; passage

Hypernyms ("enactment" is a kind of...):

lawmaking; legislating; legislation (the act of making or enacting laws)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)


Sense 2enactment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

act; enactment

Hypernyms ("enactment" is a kind of...):

instrument; legal document; legal instrument; official document ((law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "enactment"):

nullity (something that is null (especially an enactment that has no legal validity))

decree; edict; fiat; order; rescript (a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge))

legislative act; statute (an act passed by a legislative body)


Sense 3enactment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Acting the part of a character on stage; dramatically representing the character by speech and action and gesture

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

personation; portrayal; characterization; enactment

Hypernyms ("enactment" is a kind of...):

acting; performing; playacting; playing (the performance of a part or role in a drama)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "enactment"):

impression (an impressionistic portrayal of a person)

character; part; persona; role; theatrical role (an actor's portrayal of someone in a play)


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