act

act
Verb: To perform; to fulfill a function, to put forth energy; to move, as opposed to remaining at rest; to carry into effect a determination of the will. Holt v Middlebrook (CA4 Va) 214 F2d 187, 52 ALR2d 1043. To simulate: to perform on stage, screen or television. Noun: A thing done or established; a part of a play or musical comedy; a deed or other written instrument evidencing a contract or an obligation. A statute; a bill which has been enacted by the legislature into a law, as distinguished from a bill which is in the form of a law presented to the legislature for enactment. Anne: 5 ALR 1422. See statute and also various acts under the distinguishing or popular name, such as Safety Appliance Act; betterment acts; curative acts; occupying claimant acts.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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