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n. ~ 1. Something done intentionally; an accomplishment achieved, usually, over a period of time; an action2. - 2. Legislation that has been made law, especially a statute. - 3. Congress · The engrossed version of a bill that has been passed by one chamber. - 4. Diplomatics · A conscious exercise of will by an individual with an intent to create, maintain, modify, or extinguish a situation.

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(NARA Senate Records) [act3] 1. As used by Congress, a bill that has been passed by one House and engrossed. – 2. As commonly used, a bill that has been passed by both Houses of Congress, enrolled, and either signed by the President or passed over his veto.