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:

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 ... The Act provides a legal tool to counteract fraudulent billings turned in to the Federal Government ...
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 extended criminal penalties ... 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
... 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 ... of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act effectively removed qui tam remedies from ยง 292 ...
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 ... especially as 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 remain in ...
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
  • (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.
  • (verb): Be suitable for theatrical performance.
    Example: "This scene acts well"
  • (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 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): 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): Behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself.
    Example: "You should act like an adult"
    Synonyms: behave, do
  • (verb): Pretend to have certain qualities or state of mind.
    Synonyms: play, act as

Famous quotes containing the word act:

    Is it, in Heav’n, a crime to love too well?
    To bear too tender or too firm a heart,
    To act a lover’s or a Roman’s part?
    Alexander Pope (1688–1744)

    —the main jet
    Struggling aloft unti it seems at rest

    In the act of rising, until
    The very wish of water is reversed,
    Richard Wilbur (b. 1921)

    quaking muscles in the act of birth,
    Between her legs a pigmy face appear,
    And the first murderer lay upon the earth.
    Alec Derwent Hope (b. 1907)