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Wednesday, October 06, 2010

acta

\AK-tuh\ , noun;
1.
Official records, as of acts, deeds, proceedings, transactions, or the like.
Quotes:
"Let me see," replied Alex as he took the acta from Pilo's hand. He examined it closely and read its contents.
-- Carlos Cisneros, The case runner
According to her late-fifth-century acta, she was an upper-class young Christian betrothed to a pagan, Valerian.
-- Robert Benedetto, James O. Duke, The new Westminster dictionary of church history: Volume 1 - Page 135
Origin:
Acta relates to the Latin agere, "to do." Act and many other English words share this source.
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