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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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Public Acts of Parliament are currently printed twice on vellum, with one copy stored in the National Archives based in Surrey and a second stored in the Parliamentary Archives in one of Parliament's towers.
A spokesman for Cardiff council said: "The council is aware that a few English local authorities have chosen to introduce private Acts of Parliament, at a very substantial cost, to prevent pedlars trading in their city centre areas.
The Committee finalized its recommendations in light of the report of the Sub-Committee regarding oversight or review by the senate and regarding nominations to various policy and administrative boards, councils envisaged under various Acts of parliament for ensuring that equal representation is given to all provinces.
The head of the House of Representatives, Salim al-Jubouri directed to include discussion of the draft budget law for all acts of parliament sessions tables until approval .
Under implementation phase of RAY 10% of the RAY allocation is provided for development/redevelopment/rehabilitation of slums on lands of Central Government/Central Government undertakings/autonomous bodies created under Acts of Parliament and for innovative/special projects.
On the very day of her death, acts of Parliament became law against the poor and disabled.
Three leading shooting organisations said firearms legislation was formed from more than 30 Acts of Parliament and needed to be simplified in one easy-to-understand document.
MY dislike of the way EU decisions are implemented in Britain by dressing them up as if they were British Acts of Parliament drew criticism from a couple of readers recently.
10 of the points will require a constitutional amendment, 11 point will require new acts of Parliament or existing laws to be amended or repealed while 5 points require amendments in the Rules of Business of the Federal Government.