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Acts \Acts\ n. 1. 1 one of the books of the Christian New Testament describing the activities of Christ's apostles after his death.

Syn: Acts of the Apostles

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

short for "Acts of the Apostles" in New Testament, from 1530s.


n. (lang=en ACT)


Acts or ACTS may refer to:

  • Acts of the Apostles (genre), a genre of early Christian literature
  • Acts of the Apostles, the fifth book in the Bible's New Testament
  • ACTS Retirement-Life Communities - a faith based long-term care network.
  • Action of Churches Together in Scotland - the national ecumenical organisation for inter-church relations in Scotland
Communications and television
  • Aboriginal Christian Television System
  • Advance Community Television Station, a television station in Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Advanced Communications Technology Satellite (ACTS), a satellite launched in 1993 by Space Shuttle Discovery on mission STS-51
  • American Christian Television System, a defunct television network run by the Southern Baptist Convention
  • Air Corps Tactical School, the first military professional development school for officers of the United States Army Air Service and United States Army Air Corps.
  • Advanced Crew Transportation System, a proposed joint European/Russian/Japanese manned spaceflight system
Computing, automation, computer networks
  • Automated Coin Toll System, a system used for collecting coins at payphones
  • ACTS Nederland BV, railfreight company in the Netherlands
  • ACTS (roller containers), Abrollcontainer-Transportsystem (german) or Afzet Container Transport Systeem (Dutch) - a type of intermodal road/rail container system designed for operation without the use of cranes or lifting gear
Acts (album)

Acts is the debut studio album by the American rock band RNDM.

Usage examples of "acts".

And when a State is admitted into the Union Congress may, in the enabling act, reserve authority to legislate in the future respecting the Indians residing within the new State, and may declare that existing acts of Congress relating to traffic and intercourse with them shall remain in force.

One highly impressive exhibit of early state legislative power is afforded by the ferocious catalogue of legislation directed against the Tories, embracing acts of confiscation, bills of pains and penalties, even acts of attainder.

Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to the public Acts, Records, and judicial Proceedings of every other State.

And the Congress may by general Laws prescribe the Manner in which such Acts, Records and Proceedings shall be proved, and the Effect thereof.

House, in judging of elections under this clause acts as a judicial tribunal, with like power to compel attendance of witnesses.

The case arose out of a series of acts of the legislature of New York, passed between the years 1798 and 1811, which conferred upon Livingston and Fulton the exclusive right to navigate the waters of that State with steam-propelled vessels.

To this it may be replied, that the acts under consideration, though of very ample extent, do not operate as a prohibition of all foreign commerce.

To be sure, in cases of flat conflict between an act or acts of Congress regulative of such commerce and a State legislative act or acts, from whatever State power ensuing, the act of Congress is today recognized, and was recognized by Marshall, as enjoying an unquestionable supremacy.

State tax on each passenger arriving on a vessel from a foreign country was set aside, though chiefly in reliance on existing treaties and acts of Congress.

State, as a condition of doing business within its jurisdiction, may exact a license tax from a telegraph company, a large part of whose business is the transmission of messages from one State to another and between the United States and foreign countries, and which is invested with the powers and privileges conferred by the act of Congress passed July 24, 1866, and other acts incorporated in Title LXV of the Revised Statutes?

The result has been that State laws have come under increasingly frequent attack as being incompatible with acts of Congress operating in the same general field.

State legislation involved is found to conflict with certain acts of Congress, and in which the principle of national supremacy is invoked by the Court.

Nor can a State withdraw Indians within its borders from the operation of acts of Congress regulating trade with them by conferring on them rights of citizenship and suffrage, whether by its constitution or its statutes.

Congress passed the first of a series of acts to exclude from the mails publications designed to defraud the public or corrupt its morals.

It denied, in the second place, that there is any principle of law, common or otherwise, which pervades the Union except such as are embodied in the Constitution and the acts of Congress.