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act

1. the formally codified result of deliberation by a legislative body; a law, edict, decree, statute, etc.
2. a formal written record of transactions, proceedings, etc., as of a society, committee, or legislative body
3. a major division of a dramatic work
4. 
a. a short performance of skill, a comic sketch, dance, etc., esp one that is part of a programme of light entertainment
b. those giving such a performance
5. Philosophy an occurrence effected by the volition of a human agent, usually opposed at least as regards its explanation to one which is causally determined

ACT

(in New Zealand) Association of Consumers and Taxpayers: a small political party of the right

act

  1. to carry out or perform any unit or sequence of social behaviour. See ACTION.
  2. to play or act out social roles as if on a stage. See DRAMATURGY.
  3. any unit of ACTION or behaviour.
  4. the ‘accomplished act’ rather than the process of social action (Schutz, 1972). See also ACTION.

ACT.

On drawings, abbreviation for “actual.”

ACT

(software)

ACT

(company)

Act

A very popular customer relationship management (CRM) application for Windows from Swiftpage ACT! LLC (www.act.com). Officially titled with an exclamation point, reps use Act! to review the notes they previously took along with their customers' e-mail messages and Facebook profiles. A Mac version, now discontinued, was offered earlier.

Act! integrates with popular applications and enables customer reps to access the data simultaneously. Cloud and hosted versions along with custom solutions are also available.

Originally a DOS program for contact names, Act! debuted in 1987 from Conductor Software, later renamed Contact Software International. Although Act!'s ownership changed several times, it evolved into a comprehensive application for the sales professional to organize and track customer details. The product moved from Contact Software to Symantec to SalesLogix (renamed Interact Commerce) to the Sage Group and then Swiftpage in 2013.


An Act! Contact Record
These screen shots from an earlier version of Act! show each contact in a name and address record (top) from which activities are scheduled (bottom right). Activity history is on the bottom left.
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Bonham's case in his 8 Co[ke's Reports] is far from any extravagancy, for it is a very reasonable and true saying, that if an Act of Parliament should ordain that the same person should be party and Judge, or, which is the same thing, Judge in his own cause, it would be a void Act of Parliament.
Without act of Parliament the DHA will not be able to achieve its aims and objectives for provision of quality and safe living to its members.
Apologists will object to the word "stole" as it was of course done entirely legally, through enclosure of common land by a then-routine Act of Parliament.
The bridge was built by Sir William Arrol and Co in 1911 under a 1907 Act of Parliament and was officially opened on October 17, 1911, by Prince Arthur of Connaught.
AN ACT of Parliament that will simplify the process of buying and keeping a cherished number plate has received royal assent and has passed into law.
Since the areas are in a territory rather than in one of Australia's six states, the federal government can change their laws with an act of parliament.
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While the state has a duty to protect the common good present in the institution of marriage, neither the judiciary, the legislative assembly, nor the people can fundamentally "change" this reality, any more than an act of Parliament can make green grass "red" or Niagara Falls "flow up.
Administrator Pat Ansell said: "The moor is protected by its own Act of Parliament and it's only the fact that it's protected for grazing beasts that means it's still here.
The 1764 act of Parliament was technically a cut in a longstanding but unenforced tax on molasses, but the colonies erupted with the prospect that they would actually have to pay taxes without their consent for the first time.
British Summer Time was introduced in 1916 by an Act of Parliament.
Soane's Museum, the house which he left to the nation -- complete with his collections, drawings and models -- and which was protected by Act of Parliament, was dusty, forgotten and unvisited.