What is act?

  • (verb): Play a role or part.
    Example: "She wants to act Lady Macbeth, but she is too young for the role"
    Synonyms: play, represent
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on act:

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 ... the enactment of the Clayton Antitrust Act in 1914 and the end of the 1920s ... 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 ... 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. 901(a) of the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970 (Pub.L ...
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 ... Court, and in September of that year, the enactment of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act effectively removed qui tam remedies from § 292 ...
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 - 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 ...

More definitions of "act":

  • (noun): A subdivision of a play or opera or ballet.
  • (verb): Be engaged in an activity, often for no particular purpose other than pleasure.
  • (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?"
  • (noun): A legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body.
    Synonyms: enactment
  • (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): Behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself.
    Example: "You should act like an adult"
    Synonyms: behave, do
  • (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
  • (verb): Have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected.
    Example: "The breaks of my new car act quickly"
    Synonyms: work
  • (verb): Pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind.
    Synonyms: play, act as
  • (noun): A manifestation of insincerity.
    Example: "He put on quite an act for her benefit"

Famous quotes containing the word act:

    For, truly speaking, whoever provokes me to a good act or thought has given me a pledge of his fidelity to virtue,—he has come under the bonds to adhere to that cause to which we are jointly attached.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Even a purely moral act that has no hope of any immediate and visible political effect can gradually and indirectly, over time, gain in political significance.
    Václav Havel (b. 1936)

    The soul, which is the first principle of life, is not a body, but the act of a body; just as heat, which is the principle of calefaction, is not a body, but an act of a body.
    Thomas Aquinas (c. 1225–1274)