ac·​tus | \ ˈak-təs, especially in sense 2 ˈäk-ˌtu̇s \
plural actus

Definition of actus

1 Roman law : the right to drive a beast or a vehicle over another's land distinguished from iter and via
2 [Medieval Latin (translation of Greek energeia), from Latin actus] : an act or thing done specifically : a mental or spiritual act used in Scholasticism to render Aristotle's terms energeia and entelecheia — compare energy, entelechy

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First Known Use of actus

1812, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for actus

Latin, literally, driving, doing, act, deed

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“Actus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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