special act


special act
See private act; special legislation.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • special act — n: an act of a legislature that is not of general application in all territory subject to the legislative power but affects private persons or only part of a class of persons in the same situation or only part of a more general subject matter or… …   Law dictionary

  • special act — A private statute; an act which operates only upon particular persons or private concerns. Unity v. Burrage, 103 U.S. 447, 454, 26 L.Ed. 405. See special law …   Black's law dictionary

  • special act — noun a legislative act that applies only to a particular person or particular district • Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence • Hypernyms: ↑legislative act, ↑statute * * * noun : an act of a legislature that is not of general application in all territory …   Useful english dictionary

  • special act — a legislative act that applies only to specific persons or to a specific area. * * * …   Universalium

  • NYS Coalition of Special Act School Districts — The Coalition of Special Act School Districts is a support group for special act school districts operating in New York State. Its chief purpose is to facilitate the views of a branch of New York State public schools that adhere to the guidelines …   Wikipedia

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  • Special agency — Special Spe cial, a. [L. specialis, fr. species a particular sort, kind, or quality: cf. F. sp[ e]cial. See {Species}, and cf. {Especial}.] 1. Of or pertaining to a species; constituting a species or sort. [1913 Webster] A special is called by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Special bail — Special Spe cial, a. [L. specialis, fr. species a particular sort, kind, or quality: cf. F. sp[ e]cial. See {Species}, and cf. {Especial}.] 1. Of or pertaining to a species; constituting a species or sort. [1913 Webster] A special is called by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Special constable — Special Spe cial, a. [L. specialis, fr. species a particular sort, kind, or quality: cf. F. sp[ e]cial. See {Species}, and cf. {Especial}.] 1. Of or pertaining to a species; constituting a species or sort. [1913 Webster] A special is called by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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