a pendulum wall clock of the late 18th century, usually having a black dial with gilt numbers: originally installed in English taverns because a burdensome tax prevented many homes from having private clocks.
- Act of uniformity
any of the three statutes (1549, 1559, 1662) regulating public worship services in the Anglican Church, especially the act of 1662 requiring the use of the Book of Common Prayer.
- Act of toleration
the statute (1689) granting religious freedom to dissenting Protestants upon meeting certain conditions.
- Act of war
an act of aggression by a country against another with which it is nominally at peace. noun an aggressive act, usually employing military force, which constitutes an immediate threat to peace
- Act on
anything done, being done, or to be done; deed; performance: a heroic act. the process of doing: caught in the act. a formal decision, law, or the like, by a legislature, ruler, court, or other authority; decree or edict; statute; judgment, resolve, or award: an act of Congress. an instrument or document stating something done […]