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.
En·act, n. Purpose; determination. [Obs.]
v 1: order by virtue of superior authority; decree; "The King
ordained the persecution and expulsion of the Jews";
"the legislature enacted this law in 1985" [syn: ordain]
2: act out; represent or perform as if in a play; "She
reenacted what had happened earlier that day" [syn: reenact,