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 ... It is not to be confused with the Irish law of the same name, Act No ...
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 ... between the enactment of the Clayton Antitrust Act in 1914 and the end of the 1920s ... and that Congress therefore has wide power in defining and restricting their jurisdiction, the act forbids issuance of injunctions to sustain anti-union contracts of employment, to ...
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 ... 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 ... RICO was enacted by section 901(a) of the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970 (Pub.L ...
Qui Tam
... 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 ... Court, and in September of that year, the enactment of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act effectively removed qui tam remedies from ยง 292 ...

More definitions of "act as":

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

Famous quotes containing the word act:

    To act the part of a true friend requires more conscientious feeling than to fill with credit and complacency any other station or capacity in social life.
    Sarah Ellis (1812–1872)

    The only ones who are really grateful for the war are the wild ducks, such a lot of them in the marshes of the Rhone and so peaceful ... because all the shot-guns have been taken away completely taken away and nobody can shoot with them nobody at all and the wild ducks are very content. They act as of they had never been shot at, never, it is so easy to form old habits again, so very easy.
    Gertrude Stein (1874–1946)