Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    To pass as a statute.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    To establish by law; to perform or effect; to decree. The usual introductory formula in making laws is, "Be if enacted." In re Senate File, 25 Neb. 864, 41 N. W. 981.
    —Enacting clause. That part of a statute which declares its enactment and serves to