Under the new law, “active” Muslim and unmarried males may be subject to 100 lashes so long as they are not engaged in rape.
Still, almost a decade later, he remains an active threat to peace.
The British estimate Haganah's active membership at anywhere from 60,000 to 80,000.
mid-14c., "given to worldly activity" (opposed to contemplative or monastic), from Old French actif (12c.) or directly from Latin activus, from actus (see act (n.)). As "capable of acting" (opposed to passive), from late 14c. Meaning "energetic, lively" is from 1590s; that of "working, effective, in operation" is from 1640s. Active voice is recorded from 1765 (grammatical use of active dates from mid-15c.).