Enact the document


When a regulatory document(ex: codes of conduct) for a company has been drafted for the first time and starts to take effect, can we say "The document has been enacted"? Thank you.
  • Barque

    Senior Member
    "Enacted" is more suitable for a law than a document of that type (the WR dictionary defines it as "to make into an act or law").
    and starts to take effect,
    It refers to the passing (or formal acceptance) of the law, rather than the law taking effect. A law may be enacted without becoming effective immediately.


    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    A law, regulation, policy, etc., can be written down in a document - but it is still the law (or whatever) that is enacted, not the document. Conceptually, the law would remain even if the document went away.
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