Advance corporation tax
Take action; do something
A written law passed by Parliament, Congress, etc.
Behave in a playful or silly way
the Government must act to remedy the situation
(Of a thing) fail to function properly
Something which is not an act; a failure to act.
Designating a play or other production consisting of only one act.
And without object To act beforehand.
A sexual act
A painted curtain or piece of scenery which is lowered between acts.
The term in which the Act took place; Trinity term.
An act performed by a baby or young child; an act performed in an infantile manner; a babyish act.
A severe law of 1723 (9 Geo. I. c. 22) against poaching, trespassing, etc.
(Frequently with capital initials) any of various Acts of Parliament regulating the hunting or killing of game.
An act passed by the U.S. Congress in 1910 making it a federal offence to transport or induce a woman or minor across interstate boundaries for criminal sexual activity (specifically prostitution).
(The act or stage performance of) a well-known entertainer, pop group, etc.
Any of various Acts of Parliament excluding people holding office under the Crown from sitting in the House of Commons.
An act establishing by law a certain quota; (British History) the Cinematograph Films Act of 1927, designed to stimulate the British film industry by introducing a requirement for British cinemas to show a quota of British films.
An acrobatic act performed on a tightrope or high wire.
A person or thing displaying impressive and stylish excellence
Act in a play
An Act passed by the British government in 1715 and repealed in 1967, designed to prevent civil disorder. The Act made it a felony for an assembly of more than twelve people to refuse to disperse after being ordered to do so and having been read a specified section of the Act by lawful authority
An act regulating stamp duty
(In the UK) an act in force between 1673 and 1828 that made an oath of allegiance to the Church of England and the supremacy of the monarch as its head and repudiation of the doctrine of transubstantiation a condition of eligibility for public office
A sermon preached on Act Sunday.
The Sunday during the Act on which two of the new Doctors of Divinity preached; the last Sunday of Act Term.
Any of certain British Acts of Parliament regulating alkali manufacture and including controls on the emission by chemical works of harmful substances to the atmosphere.
A circus act performed by riderless horses.
(refl.), to identify oneself with a role according to the principles of method acting.
A legislative act passed in 1911 dealing with the offence of perjury.
A British parliamentary Act affecting only the interests of a particular individual or small group of individuals (as a corporation, local area, etc.).
An act by a legislative body which relates to or governs the probate of wills, specifically the English Court of Probate Act 1857.
A legislative act concerned with railways.
A band, group, or performer functioning as a secondary act to another at a concert, etc.
An act of terrorism; an atrocity committed by a terrorist.
A performance involving two people
A law that affects the public as a whole
An act framed to amend the system of parliamentary representation, especially any of those introduced in Britain during the 19th century
An utterance considered as an action, particularly with regard to its intention, purpose, or effect
An Act of Parliament which does not come into force in a district until formally adopted by a local authority or other public body.
To perform as a character actor; to act in a consciously unconventional or idiosyncratic manner.
Any act of legislature regulating marriages.
An act or instrument drawn up by a notary (see act.
= Poynings' Law.
Any of several acts, dating from the late 17th cent., that made provision for the registration of the ships and seamen of the British merchant navy.
An instance of uncontrollable natural forces in operation
An action or activity that requires a delicate balance between different situations or requirements
A statute empowering a person or body to take certain action, especially to make regulations, rules, or orders
An attempt to deal with several conflicting situations, requirements, or pressures at the same time