public act

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(Law) an act or statute affecting matters of public concern. Of such statutes the courts take judicial notice.

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Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to the public Acts, Records, and judicial Proceedings of every other State.
They will impose various public acts of penitence upon themselves with a beautiful and edifying effect; in fact you've nothing to be uneasy about.
If it were a girl, it was to inherit the money unconditionally; but if a boy, only on the stipulation that in his minority he should never have stained his name with any public act of dishonour, meanness, cowardice, or wrong.
Chapter 464, Public Acts of 1983, the legislation regulating interest rates in Tennessee, requires that the commissioner of Financial Institutions make an announcement weekly of the formula rate of interest.
In partnership with London's National Theatre, the organization will launch a new program called Public Acts, inspired by the Public's participatory theatre initiative, Public Works.
3019 or the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act, and two counts of malversation of public acts under Article 217 of the Revised Penal Code.
New locations privilege the intimate--the house where Trotsky sought exile in 1929, the apartment where journalist Hrant Dink lived until his assassination in 2007--and taken together, they evince the ways in which private spaces allow for the agency of public acts. The biennial is poised for a conversation on form, nature, and feminism, with work by artists such as Etel Adnan, Vernon Ah Kee, Haig Aivazian, Arshile Gorky, Paul Guiragossian, and Fiisun Onur set against the urgency of current and historical events, from Gezi Park and the Syrian civil war to the one-hundred-year commemoration of the Armenian genocide.
Same-sex relations are not explicitly prohibited under Egyptian law, but homosexuality is a social taboo and courts can prosecute gays on charges of debauchery and performing indecent public acts.
The Michigan legislature recently passed Public Acts 21 and 22, which, among other things, provide free licenses to active military members and establishes a right to hunt, fish and trap.
I am urging authorities to look into this and take measures to stop such indecent public acts.
This bill provides that contracts resulting from public acts of competition for the purchase of energy exclusively from solar power technologies will be valid for periods of up to 20 years, and establishes exemption from import duties, tariffs, duties, taxes and charges, as well as transfer fees for tangible assets, among other things.
Of special note is Professor Frohnen's in-depth study of these public documents and their effects on the public acts and governmental pronouncements that influenced the daily lives of the American public and the course of the country itself.

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