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sign (something) into law

To ratify a piece of legislation by putting one's signature onto it. The president has refused to sign into law any legislation that does not include funding for her controversial infrastructure plan. The governor has already indicated that he will sign the bill into law if it passes through the state senate.
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sign into

v.
1. To ratify some legislation by affixing a signature, seal, or other mark, so as to bring it into some state of existence: The president signed the bill into law.
2. To provide the necessary information to a computer for someone to be allowed access to some set of computer resources: I'll sign you into the website so you can read the whole article. I signed into my account on the website and checked my order status.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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The United Nations (UN) has welcomed the signing into law of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL), which it said is a 'landmark achievement' in the Mindanao region.
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President Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday that the signing into law of the tax reform bill is the biggest gift of the government to Filipinos.
Senator Cynthia Villar hailed on Friday the signing into law of a bill imposing stiffer penalties against the smuggling of agricultural products, saying this would give a better shot at curbing the perennial problem of smuggling in the agriculture sector.