Definition of enactment in English:

enactment

Line breaks: en¦act|ment
Pronunciation: /ɪˈnaktm(ə)nt
 
, ɛ-/

noun

  • 2An instance of acting something out: the story becomes an enactment of his fantasies
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    • Various rural communities in Germany, for instance, held traditional enactments in which a local inhabitant was dressed to represent a wild man, sometimes in moss and leaves.
    • By day, the priests and priestesses performed enactments for people who came to the temple.
    • The world famous enactments of Bible stories were last performed in the Minster at the turn of the Millennium - to capacity audiences.
    Synonyms
    acting, playing, performing, performance, staging, appearance; portrayal, depiction, representation, personification
    formal personation
  • 2.1 [mass noun] Psychoanalysis The controlled expression and acceptance of repressed emotions or impulses in behaviour during therapy.
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    • Sibling influence on the learning and enactment of aggressive behavior has been consistently demonstrated in studies of sibling relationships.
    • In the final stage - behavioral enactment - the selected response is performed.
    • Members of relationships use standards as templates for evaluating whether or not each other's behavior and role enactment are appropriate and acceptable.

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