special act

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Noun1.special act - a legislative act that applies only to a particular person or particular district
legislative act, statute - an act passed by a legislative body
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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Somehow this helped her consciousness, and without any special act of will she stood up.
Much too sturdy Chimes were they, to be dependent on the pleasure of the wind, moreover; for, fighting gallantly against it when it took an adverse whim, they would pour their cheerful notes into a listening ear right royally; and bent on being heard on stormy nights, by some poor mother watching a sick child, or some lone wife whose husband was at sea, they had been sometimes known to beat a blustering Nor' Wester; aye, 'all to fits,' as Toby Veck said;--for though they chose to call him Trotty Veck, his name was Toby, and nobody could make it anything else either (except Tobias) without a special act of parliament; he having been as lawfully christened in his day as the Bells had been in theirs, though with not quite so much of solemnity or public rejoicing.
Appropriately Armistice Day, 11 November, falls on Remembrance Sunday this year, providing an opportunity for a special act of Remembrance.
The right to advance the subcontractor is open to the market of the notification date or special act.
The article would request that the state Legislature approve a special act allowing selectmen to act as the town light and water commissioners.
The court said in its order that the probe in such cases should be in accordance with the provisions of the special Act and noted that the same is not being followed in the cases of sexual offence against children.
Hawke said seeking a special act of the Legislature
The MHA is also bringing in a Special Act for the Commonwealth Games period, under which any offence during the event will attract stiffer punishment and heavy fines.
Appropriately, Armistice Day, 11 November, falls on Remembrance Sunday this year providing an opportunity for a special act of Remembrance as the Legion celebrates its 80th year of active service on behalf of those for whom we appeal.

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