What does the word enact mean?

Usage examples for enact

  1. It would be easier to be stern and cruel when he could enact the character simply by silence. – An Old Man's Love by Anthony Trollope
  2. There is nothing for it to enact, and nothing for it to settle. – The English Constitution by Walter Bagehot
  3. " You, gentlemen," he said, addressing the members of the Council, " are placed here for the purpose of maintaining her rights as a territory, to enact salutary laws for her government and to prepare her for an admission into the Union, under the great principles of civil liberty." – History of the Constitutions of Iowa by Benjamin F. Shambaugh
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