Acta



official records, as of acts, deeds, proceedings, transactions, or the like.
Contemporary Examples

One of the earliest ancestors of the modern newspaper was the acta Diurna Populi Romani, or “Daily Acts of the Roman People.”
Social Media is So Old Even the Romans Had It Nick Romeo October 24, 2013

Julius Caesar established the acta Diurna to weaken his political opponents by revealing the proceedings of government.
Social Media is So Old Even the Romans Had It Nick Romeo October 24, 2013

Historical Examples

The acta Diurna were published by authority, and formed an official gazette.
The Life of Cicero Anthony Trollope

This particular story is found in the acta Sanctorum for July 31, p. 229.
Fourteenth Century Verse & Prose Various

His acta are of considerable antiquity, but devoid of historical value.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 5 Various

The text has been edited most completely by Bonnet, acta Apostol.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 2 Various

These acta are not indeed what they give themselves out for, viz.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 17, Slice 5 Various

The acta Regis, upon that occasion, are worth your perusing.
The PG Edition of Chesterfield’s Letters to His Son The Earl of Chesterfield

This immense series is popularly known either as the “acta Sanctorum” or the Bollandists.
The Contemporary Review, January 1883 Various

There is a full account of his life and adventures in acta Sanctorum.
Cock Lane and Common-Sense Andrew Lang

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