enter into force
this refers to the date and process by which a law or contract goes into effect According to government sources, the law should enter into force sometime next year.
- The Regulation will not enter into force until the Directive has been debated by the European Parliament.
- This agreement entered into force on 1st January 2010.
- The new law is due to enter into force at the end of the year.
- Synonyms include come into force, go into effect, become effective.