Fr. < L. actus, a doing.
- Role; design; purpose.
- Agency; doings in life; what one chooses to do.
- Accomplishment; achievement; success; skill; [fig.] a person who accomplished much.
- Event; happening; [fig.] death.
- Dramatic performance; [fig.] curtain, as on a stage.
- Reality; fact; occurrence.
- Deed; endeavor; action.
- Phrase. “In the Act”: as it happens; at the time of occurrence.