Act

Act (actum das Gehandelte), Hauptabschnitt eines dramatischen Gedichtes, s. v. a. Aufzug, von 3–5. 2. Ueberhaupt That, Handlung. 3. Von etwas Act nehmen = sich eine Thatsache, besonders von Behörden ausgehende, merken, um bei Gelegenheit darauf zu fußen. 4. Im Engl. ist Act ein von dem Parlament gefaßter und von der Krone bestätigter Schluß.


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