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Special act   /spˈɛʃəl ækt/   Listen
Special act

A legislative act that applies only to a particular person or particular district.

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"Special act" Quotes from Famous Books

... the organization and government of cities and towns shall be enacted by the General Assembly, and no special act shall be passed in relation thereto, except in the manner provided in Article Four of this Constitution, and then only by a recorded vote of two-thirds of the members elected to each house. But each of the cities and towns of the State having ...
— Civil Government of Virginia • William F. Fox

... to Joe that there was a man with a horse and wagon outside the tent who had a big box for Joe, even that caused no comment, for it was almost time for the show to start and every one was busy about his or her own affairs or special act. ...
— Joe Strong, the Boy Fish - or Marvelous Doings in a Big Tank • Vance Barnum

Words linked to "Special act" :   law, statute, jurisprudence, legislative act

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