what is difference between enact and ordain
From Middle English enacten, from en-, from Old French en- (“to cause to be”), from Latin in- (“in”) and Old French acte (“perform, do”), from Latin actum, past participle of ago (“set in motion”).
- IPA(key): /ɪˈnækt/
- Rhymes: -ækt
enact (third-person singular simple present enacts, present participle enacting, simple past and past participle enacted)
- (transitive, law) to make (a bill) into law
- (transitive) to act the part of; to play
- (transitive) to do; to effect
- (obsolete) purpose; determination
From Middle English ordeynen, from Old French ordiner, from Latin ordinare (“to order”), from ordo (“order”). Doublet of ordinate.
- (General American) IPA(key): /ɔɹˈdeɪn/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɔːˈdeɪn/
- Rhymes: -eɪn
- Hyphenation: or‧dain
ordain (third-person singular simple present ordains, present participle ordaining, simple past and past participle ordained)
- To prearrange unalterably.
- To decree.
- (religion) To admit into the ministry, for example as a priest, bishop, minister or Buddhist monk, or to authorize as a rabbi.
- To predestine.
- ordain in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
- ordain in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
- ordain at OneLook Dictionary Search
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