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come into effect

Of a law, policy, etc., to become official, legitimate, or valid. These changes in the uniform policy come into effect at the start of next year.
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come into effect

to become valid, effective, or operable. When did these rules come into effect? They came into effect while you were on vacation.
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come/go into efˈfect

(of laws, rules, etc.) begin to be used, applied, etc: The winter timetable comes into effect in November.
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The new Intoxicating Liquor Act 2003 comes into effect on Monday.
Under the agreement, which comes into effect next Monday, the Club can request information on activity on the exchanges, including the identity of those using them.
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The policy, which comes into effect in 2004, will benefit Ireland and other countries with long waiting lists.
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