Word of the DayWednesday, October 06, 2010
\AK-tuh\ , noun;
Official records, as of acts, deeds, proceedings, transactions, or the like.
"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
Acta relates to the Latin agere, "to do." Act and many other English words share this source.
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