What are act as?

  • (verb): Function as or act like.
    Example: "This heap of stones will act as a barrier"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on act:

European Communities Act 1972 (UK)
... The European Communities Act 1972 (c. 68) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom providing for the incorporation of European Community law into the domestic law of the United Kingdom ... It is not to be confused with the Irish law of the same name, Act No ...
Qui Tam
... The writ fell into disuse in England and Wales following the Common Informers Act 1951 but, as of 2010, remains current in the United States under the False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C ... enactment of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act effectively removed qui tam remedies from ยง 292 ...
Qui Tam - False Claims Act
... The False Claims Act (31 U.S.C ... The act of filing such actions is informally called "whistleblowing." Persons filing under the Act stand to receive a portion (usually about 15-25 percent) of any recovered damages ... The Act provides a legal tool to counteract fraudulent billings turned in to the Federal Government ...
Fiorello La Guardia - Early Political Career - Return To Congress
... His major legislation was the Norris-LaGuardia Act, cosponsored with Nebraska senator George Norris in 1932 ... those limitations were imposed between the enactment of the Clayton Antitrust Act in 1914 and the end of the 1920s ... therefore has wide power in defining and restricting their jurisdiction, the act forbids issuance of injunctions to sustain anti-union contracts of employment, to prevent ceasing or refusing to perform any ...
Racketeer Influenced And Corrupt Organizations Act
... The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, commonly referred to as the RICO Act or simply RICO, is a United States federal law that provides for extended criminal penalties and a civil cause of ... The RICO Act focuses specifically on racketeering, and it allows for the leaders of a syndicate to be tried for the crimes which they ordered others to do or assisted them, closing a perceived loophole that allowed ... was enacted by section 901(a) of the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970 (Pub.L ...

More definitions of "act as":

  • (verb): Pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind.
    Synonyms: act, play

Famous quotes containing the word act:

    Old age equalizes—we are aware that what is happening to us has happened to untold numbers from the beginning of time. When we are young we act as if we were the first young people in the world.
    Eric Hoffer (1902–1983)

    All conservatives are such from personal defects. They have been effeminated by position or nature, born halt and blind, through luxury of their parents, and can only, like invalids, act on the defensive. But strong natures, backwoodsmen, New Hampshire giants, Napoleons, Burkes, Broughams, Websters, Kossuths, are inevitable patriots, until their life ebbs, and their defects and gout, palsy and money, warp them.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)