What is act?

  • (noun): A legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body.
    Synonyms: enactment
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on act, acts:

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 ... were imposed 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-uni ...
Racketeer Influenced And Corrupt Organizations Act
... 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 action for acts performed ... 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. 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 Claims ... 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 ... The Act provides a legal tool to counteract fraudulent billings turned in to the Federal Government ...

More definitions of "act":

  • (noun): A manifestation of insincerity.
    Example: "He put on quite an act for her benefit"
  • (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): Discharge one's duties.
    Example: "She acts as the chair"; "In what capacity are you acting?"
  • (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 subdivision of a play or opera or ballet.
  • (verb): Be suitable for theatrical performance.
    Example: "This scene acts well"
  • (verb): Pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind.
    Synonyms: play, act as
  • (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
  • (verb): Play a role or part.
    Example: "She wants to act Lady Macbeth, but she is too young for the role"
    Synonyms: play, represent

Famous quotes containing the word act:

    The act of putting into your mouth what the earth has grown is perhaps your most direct interaction with the earth.
    Frances Moore Lappé (b. 1944)

    The denial of our duty to act in this case is a denial of our right to act; and if we have no right to act, then may we well be termed “the white slaves of the North,” for like our brethren in bonds, we must seal our lips in silence and despair.
    Angelina Grimké (1805–1879)