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Definition of "enactment" []

  • The act of enacting. (noun)
  • The state of being enacted. (noun)
  • Something that has been enacted: "Dance itself is the enactment of an energy which must seem . . . untrammeled, effortless, masterful” ( Susan Sontag). (noun)
  • The acting out or repetition of a past event or situation (noun)

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Use "enactment" in a sentence
  • "The notion that once enactment is forced, the public will suddenly embrace health-care reform could not be further from the truth"
  • "Looks like the Plains of Abraham battle re-enactment is not a go."
  • "The notion that once enactment is forced, the public will suddenly embrace health-care reform could not be further from the truth — and is likely to become a rallying cry for disaffected Republicans, independents and, yes, Democrats."