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  • 1 act — /akt/, n. 1. anything done, being done, or to be done; deed; performance: a heroic act. 2. the process of doing: caught in the act. 3. a formal decision, law, or the like, by a legislature, ruler, court, or other authority; decree or edict;… …

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  • 2 act — 1 noun (C) 1 ACTION (C) a particular kind of action: a criminal act | act of kindness/revenge/courage etc: The Bishop condemned the attack as an act of mindless violence. | a supreme act of heroism | the sexual act (=the act of having sex) 2 be… …

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  • 3 act — I [[t]ækt[/t]] n. 1) anything done, being done, or to be done; deed: an act of mercy[/ex] 2) the process of doing: caught in the act[/ex] 3) gov a formal decision, law, or the like, by a legislature, ruler, court, or other authority; decree or… …

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  • 4 USA PATRIOT Act — Full title Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001 Acronym USA PATRIOT Act, also Patriot Act Enacted by the 107th United States Congress …

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  • 5 Section summary of the USA PATRIOT Act, Title II — President George W. Bush gestures as he addresses an audience Wednesday, July 20, 2005 at the Port of Baltimore in Baltimore, Md., encouraging the renewal of provisions of the Patriot Act. The following is a section summary of the USA PATRIOT Act …

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  • 6 ministerial act — n. An act done by an agent or subordinate who is acting on orders from a superior. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008. ministerial act An a …

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  • 7 Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000 — The Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000 (CFMA) is United States federal legislation that officially ensured the deregulation of financial products known as over the counter derivatives. It was signed into law on December 21, 2000 by… …

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  • 8 Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) Act (Singapore) — Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) Act A police officer equipped with a firearm and handcuffs An Act to make temporary provisions for the maintenance of public order, the control of supplies by sea to Singapore, and the prevention of strikes and …

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  • 9 USA PATRIOT Act, Title II — The USA PATRIOT Act was passed by the United States Congress in 2001 as a response to the September 11, 2001 attacks. It has ten titles, each containing numerous sections. Title II: Enhanced Surveillance Procedures granted increased powers of… …

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  • 10 Employment Relations Act 2000 — Infobox NZ Legislation short title=Employment Relations Act long title= No long title introduced by= date passed=2000 royal assent= commencement= October 2 2000 amendments= 2001, 2004 related legislation= Industrial Conciliation and Arbitration… …

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  • 11 Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 — Infobox UK Legislation short title=Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 parliament=Parliament of the United Kingdom long title=An Act to make further provision for securing the health, safety and welfare of persons at work, for protecting… …

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  • 12 Consumer Protection Act. (CPA) South Africa — The Consumer Protection Act, No. 68 of 2008 was signed on 24 April 2009. It aims to: • Promote a fair, accessible and sustainable marketplace for consumer products and services; • Establish national norms and standards to ensure consumer… …

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  • 13 Apothecaries Act 1815 — The Apothecaries Act 1815 was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (citation 55 Geo.lll, c.194) with the long title An Act for better regulating the Practice of Apothecaries throughout England and Wales . The Act introduced compulsory… …

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  • 14 Racial Integrity Act of 1924 — On March 20, 1924 the Virginia Legislature (United States) passed two closely related eugenics laws: SB 219, entitled The Racial Integrity Act [Racial Integrity Act of 1924, at Wikisource.org] and SB 281, An ACT to provide for the sexual… …

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  • 15 Defense of Marriage Act — DOMA redirects here. For other uses, see Doma (disambiguation). For other uses of Defense of Marriage Act , see Defense of marriage amendment. Defense of Marriage Act Acronym DOMA Enacted by the 104th United States Congress …

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  • 16 Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1996 — Act to determine the circumstances in which and conditions under which the pregnancy of a woman may be terminated; and to provide for matters connected therewith. Citation Act No. 92 of 199 …

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  • 17 Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 — United Kingdom Parliament Long title An Act to restate the law of copyright, with amendments; to make fresh provision as to the rights of performers and others in performances; to confer a design right in original designs; to …

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  • 18 Unitary authority — A unitary authority is a type of local authority that has a single tier and is responsible for all local government functions within its area or performs additional functions which elsewhere in the relevant country are usually performed by… …

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  • 19 Constitution (Amendment No. 27) Act 1936 — The Constitution (Amendment No. 27) Act, 1936 was an amendment to the Constitution of the Irish Free State that was intended to abolish the office of Governor General, removed all reference to the King, and almost completely eliminated the King s …

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  • 20 Sarbanes-Oxley Act — The Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002 (USStatute|107|204|116|745|2002|07|30), also known as the Public Company Accounting Reform and Investor Protection Act of 2002 and commonly called SOX or Sarbox; is a United States federal law enacted on July 30,… …

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