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Meaning of Enactment

The process of bringing a statute into law.

Synonyms of Enactment


  • act
  • bill
  • charter
  • codification
  • decree
  • dictate
  • edict
  • establishment
  • fiat
  • law
  • legislation
  • lex
  • measure
  • ordinance
  • plebiscitum
  • regulation
  • rule
  • ruling
  • sandio
  • statute
  • statutory lawforeign phrases: Leges suum ligent latorem
  • Laws should bind their own proposer
  • Jus constituíoportet 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 estpericulosissima
  • 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

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  • Article Name: Enactment
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    The process of bringing a statute into law.

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