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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.


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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.
John Williamson, the executive director of the Canadian Taxpayers' Federation, told the Interim that maternity benefits were established by an Act of Parliament with the intention of allowing parents to have bonding time with their newborn child.
The only way we on Teesside are going to move forward is to regain our old county borough council with our southern border written in stone by an Act of Parliament.
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.
Recently elected Kevin Rudd made the speech in debates on the first Act of Parliament, passed unanimously by MPs on February 13th.
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.
Rather, they said, the church should be founded on a separate act of parliament.
EMMA COLLINGS made a bold claim (August 28) that the Newmarket Town Plate was "the first race ever to be run under written rules thanks to an Act of Parliament by Charles II back in 1666".
1837: A British Act of Parliament abolished punishment by pillory.
They would have to pass an Act of Parliament to stop that.
Created in 1987 by an Act of Parliament, the OSFI has a mandate to protect the rights and interests of depositors, policyholders, and pension plan members; and to advance and administer a regulatory framework so as to contribute to public confidence in the Canadian financial system.
The Henrician Reformation was beginning to empty the universities of students as the era began in which, as Brooks Adams memorably put it, "Within a single generation, the relation Christ's flesh and blood bore to the bread and wine was changed five times by royal proclamation or act of Parliament.