Definition of act of state in English:

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act of state

Pronunciation: /akt əv ˈsteɪt/

noun

An act passed by the executive power of a state, typically one relating to foreign affairs or foreign citizens.
Example sentences
  • All acts of state are done in the name of the Crown.
  • Another controversy surrounds three little words: "acts of state."
  • The exhibition in the Royal Museum for Central Africa, so to speak an act of state, is an explosive undertaking.
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