Act Law and Legal Definition

The term act has different meanings. It means:

1. Process of doing.

2.A statute, decision by legislature or judicial body such as an act of Congress.

3.A record or document of transactions.

4.A main division of a theatrical work.

5. Performance as in a show or circus.

6.To behave. For example, to act like a fool.

7.A pose or pretense.

In the legal context, Act can be a statute or decision by legislature after a bill has been passed. For example, the Act was passed by Congress.