special act

Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"
References in classic literature ?
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.
Then he will be hosting an exclusive dinner and gig in the hotel''s nightclub area with a special act yet to be confir med.
To get fans to buy premium tickets to stay inside, it has to be a special act in the hot months.
No hype has been necessary and this performance, coupled with their growing catalogue of releases on Birmingham's excellent Static Caravan label, serves to underline just what a special act they are.
7, 1874, as Farmers Mutual Fire Insurance Company of Tuscarora by a special act of the General Assembly of Pennsylvania
The 33-year-old has been given the award for "a special act of good sportsmanship" in West Ham's game at Everton on December 16 last season.
The fiery Italian has been given the award for "a special act of good sportsmanship" during West Ham's game at Everton last December.
Vice Minister Lee took note that UNESCAP, as the only intergovernmental organization in the Asia-Pacific, was pursuing projects in a range of areas, and especially offered to step up environmental cooperation, including regarding the North-East Asia Clean Air Partnership (NEACAP), mentioning the Special Act on the Reduction and Management of Fine Dust, which entered into force.
Choo submitted the Special Act for the April 3 incident along with 102 lawmakers, after she unveiled trial documents a the first disclosed evidence of extrajudicial process used against the victims.
although some provisions may be used against those who commit this offence under the Penal Code, but we need a special act.
IN a move which could rein in arbitrary fee structure in private schools of Rajasthan, the Fee Regulatory Committee, constituted by the state government under a special Act last year and headed by Justice ( retired) Shiv Kumar Sharma, has directed them to link fee structure with the Consumer Price Index ( CPI).

Full browser ?