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Act

1. See: Activity.

2. In insurance, any deed, especially one that foregoes the possibility of coverage. For example, life insurance policies rarely extend coverage if the policyholder commits suicide. In this case, the suicide is called an act.

ACT

see ADVANCE CORPORATION TAX.
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A special Act of Parliament - the Birmingham Road Race Bill in 1985 - had to be passed in order for the race to take place.
Section 3 of the Act reads (I have capitalized select phrases): "The provisions of this Act and of any other Act of Parliament or of any Regulations made under this or any other Act of Parliament conferring or imposing jurisdiction, powers, duties or functions on the board shall be LIBERALLY CONSTRUED AND INTERPRETED to the end that the RECOGNIZED OBLIGATION of the people and Government of Canada to those who served their country so well and to their dependents may be fulfilled.
The taxes which should be levied through an act of Parliament are imposed through a statutory regulatory order for which Shah threatened to sue the government on Monday.
No ruling of the Speaker can substitute or override an Act of Parliament.
1837: A British Act of Parliament abolished punishment by pillory.
The statement of objects and reasons says that the Islamabad High Court has been established by an Act of Parliament titled the Islamabad High Court Act, 2010 (XVII of 2010) which has been enacted in pursuance of Article 175 of the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
2006: The implementation of the |Government of Wales Act granted AMs the ability to pass "Assembly Measures", a level below an Act of Parliament, across 20 subject areas.
The bridge is a grade II* listed structures and its operation is governed by an Act of Parliament - The Lynn and Sutton Bridge Railway Act 1861.
You say that it is accepted that the monarch will not veto an Act of Parliament and went back to the year 1707.
By 1836, however, civil marriages were allowed and in 1858 divorce was legalised without the need for an act of Parliament.
The SNP were hostile to tenants having the right-to-buy when, as Scottish Housing Minister, I introduced the Act of Parliament in 1980.