noun ac·tus \ˈak-təs, especially in sense 2 ˈäk-ˌtu̇s\

Definition of actus



  1. 1 Roman law :  the right to drive a beast or a vehicle over another's land —distinguished from iter and via

  2. 2 [Medieval Latin (translation of Greek energeia), from Latin actus — more at energy] :  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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Origin and Etymology of actus

Latin, literally, driving, doing, act, deed — more at act

First Known Use: 1812

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