ac·​ta | \ ˈak-tə \

Definition of acta

1 : recorded proceedings : official acts : transactions the acta of the conference
2 : narratives of deeds the Christian acta

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First Known Use of acta

1774, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for acta

Latin, plural of actum

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“Acta.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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