Definition of act of state in English:
An act passed by the executive power of a state, typically one relating to foreign affairs or foreign citizens.
- 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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