(En*act"), n. Purpose; determination. [Obs.]
(En*act"ive) a. Having power to enact or establish as a law. Abp. Bramhall.
1. The passing of a bill into a law; the giving of legislative sanction and executive approval to a bill whereby
it is established as a law.
2. That which is enacted or passed into a law; a law; a decree; a statute; a prescribed requirement; as, a
prohibitory enactment; a social enactment.
(En*act"or) n. One who enacts a law; one who decrees or establishes as a law. Atterbury.
(En*ac"ture) n. Enactment; resolution. [Obs.] Shak.
(En*al"i*o*saur`) n. (Paleon.) One of the Enaliosauria.
(||En*al`i*o*sau"ri*a) n. pl. [NL., from Gr. marine ( in + the sea) + a lizard.] (Paleon.) An
extinct group of marine reptiles, embracing both the Ichthyosauria and the Plesiosauria, now regarded
as distinct orders.
(En*al`i*o*sau"ri*an) a. (Paleon.) Pertaining to the Enaliosauria. n. One of the Enaliosauria.
(||E*nal"la*ge) n. [L., fr. Gr. an exchange, fr. to exchange; in + to change.] (Gram.) A substitution,
as of one part of speech for another, of one gender, number, case, person, tense, mode, or voice, of the
same word, for another.
(En*am"bush) v. t. To ambush. [Obs.]
(En*am"el) n. [Pref. en- + amel. See Amel, Smelt, v. t.]
1. A variety of glass, used in ornament, to cover a surface, as of metal or pottery, and admitting of after
decoration in color, or used itself for inlaying or application in varied colors.
2. (Min.) A glassy, opaque bead obtained by the blowpipe.
3. That which is enameled; also, any smooth, glossy surface, resembling enamel, especially if variegated.
4. (Anat.) The intensely hard calcified tissue entering into the composition of teeth. It merely covers
the exposed parts of the teeth of man, but in many animals is intermixed in various ways with the dentine