en·act·ment n
1: the act of enacting: the state of being enacted
2: something (as a law) that has been enacted

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I noun act, bill, charter, codification, decree, dictate, edict, establishment, fiat, law, legislation, lex, measure, ordinance, plebiscitum, regulation, rule, ruling, sanctio, statute, statutory law foreign phrases:
- Leges suum ligent latorem. — Laws should bind their own proposer
- Jus constitui oportet in his quae ut plurimum accidunt non quae ex inopi nato. — Laws ought to be made with a view to those cases which occur most frequently, and not to those which are of rare or accidental occurrence
- Leges figendi et refigendi consuetudo est periculosissima. — The practice of making and remaking the laws is a most dangerous one
- Quod populus postremum jussit id jus ratum esto. — What the people have last enacted, let that be the settled law
II index code, codification, commission (act), constitution, dictate, direction (order), edict, fiat, law, mandate, measure, ordinance, pandect (code of laws), performance (execution), prescription (directive), regulation (rule), rubric (authoritative rule), rule (legal dictate), statute, symbol, transaction

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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