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public act

Syllabification: pub·lic act

Definition of public act in English:

noun

An act of legislation affecting the public as a whole.
Example sentences
  • US courts invoke the act-of-state doctrine, whereby their courts will not inquire into the validity of public acts, such as moratoria or freeze orders, of a recognized foreign power having effect within its own territory.
  • That Clause says, in effect, that states must give effect to each other's public acts, records, and judicial proceedings.
  • Lines of police, trucks, and tear gas tanks patrolled the streets to impose Argentina's constitutional law banning public acts during pre-election night and on election day.

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