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legislative act

n. an act passed by a legislative body [syn: statute]

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Here it is like the common question will be made: Who shall be judge whether the prince or legislative act contrary to their trust?

The Puritans of New England were unalterably hostile to Quakers, the Catholics distrustful of Anglicans (though near to them in faith), and the Anglicans of New York tried unsuccessfully to establish themselves as the official church by legislative act in 1693.

But, since the legislative act of 1850, when she heard, with perfect surprise and consternation, Christian and humane people actually recommending the remanding escaped figutives into slavery, as a duty binding on good citizens,—.