What is act?

  • (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
    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 ... those limitations were imposed between 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 work or ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ... by section 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 ... 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":

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

Famous quotes containing the word act:

    We aim above the mark, to hit the mark. Every act hath some falsehood of exaggeration in it.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    The will to change begins in the body not in the mind
    My politics is in my body, accruing and expanding with every act of resistance and each of my failures.
    Adrienne Rich (b. 1929)

    In the relations of a weak Government and a rebellious people there comes a time when every act of the authorities exasperates the masses, and every refusal to act excites their contempt.
    John Reed (1887–1920)