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English definition of “act”

act

noun [C] (LAW)    /ækt/ specialized
a law or formal decision made by a parliament or other group of people who make the laws for their country: an Act of Parliament the Betting and Gaming Act Almost two hundred suspects were detained in the UK last year under the Prevention of Terrorism Act. The state legislature passed an act banning the sale of automatic weapons.Rules and laws
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