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
The king enacts more wonders than a
3. To act the part of; to represent; to
I did enact Julius Caesar.
Enacting clause, that clause of a bill which
formally expresses the legislative sanction.
En*act", n. Purpose;