What is act?

  • (verb): Behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself.
    Example: "You should act like an adult"
    Synonyms: behave, do
    See also — Additional definitions below

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Qui Tam
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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 ... was enacted by section 901(a) of the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970 (Pub.L ...
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 ... 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 prevent ceasing ...
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 ...

More definitions of "act":

  • (noun): A short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program.
    Example: "He did his act three times every evening"
    Synonyms: routine, number, turn, bit
  • (noun): A legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body.
    Synonyms: enactment
  • (noun): A subdivision of a play or opera or ballet.
  • (verb): Perform an action, or work out or perform (an action).
    Example: "Think before you act"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"
    Synonyms: move
  • (verb): Have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected.
    Example: "The breaks of my new car act quickly"
    Synonyms: work
  • (verb): Be engaged in an activity, often for no particular purpose other than pleasure.
  • (noun): A manifestation of insincerity.
    Example: "He put on quite an act for her benefit"
  • (verb): Pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind.
    Synonyms: play, act as
  • (verb): Play a role or part.
    Example: "She wants to act Lady Macbeth, but she is too young for the role"
    Synonyms: play, represent
  • (verb): Be suitable for theatrical performance.
    Example: "This scene acts well"
  • (verb): Discharge one's duties.
    Example: "She acts as the chair"; "In what capacity are you acting?"

Famous quotes containing the word act:

    What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their inability to act according to their beliefs.
    Henry Miller (1891–1980)

    The only rule is, do what you really, impulsively, wish to do. But always act on your own responsibility, sincerely. And have the courage of your own strong emotion.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)

    To die is not to play a part in society; it is the act of a single person. Let us live and laugh among our friends; let us die and sulk among strangers.
    Michel de Montaigne (1533–1592)