en·act·ment n1: the act of enacting: the state of being enacted2: something (as a law) that has been enacted
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
act, bill, charter, codification, decree, dictate, edict, establishment, fiat, law, legislation, lex, measure, ordinance, plebiscitum, regulation, rule, ruling, sanctio, statute, statutory law
- 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 lawII 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. William C. Burton. 2006