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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Origin and Etymology of actus
Latin, literally, driving, doing, act, deed
First Known Use: 1812See Words from the same year
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