What is an act?

Evgenia Perebasova
Evgenia Perebasova
March 7, 2015
What is an act?

The word "act" is common in many areas of human activity and has a different meaning depending on where it is used.Consider the basic meaning of the word "act" with examples.

What is an act: options values


The basic meaning of the word act, like its Latin source actus, is any action. Examples of the use of the word in this sense can be called: a terrorist act, an act of rewarding, an act of exile, sexual intercourse. It turns out that an act is an accomplished action, an act of a person or a group of people, as well as an event.

Theater act

The concept of "act" is also widely used in the theatrical field. Usually the play is divided into two acts, or else they are called actions. The play itself may contain much more acts. Usually each act is devoted to a particular scene or event.

Act in document flow

In the field of document flow, an act is an official document drawn up by several persons to document the fact or event. So, the primary documents in accounting are called as the act:

  • The act of acceptance and transfer of inventory;
  • certificate of services rendered;
  • act on the write-off;
  • certificate of gratuitous transfer of property, etc.

When a property right is transferred from one person to another, a special document is also drawn up - the act of transfer of property.

A number of different norms are presented for drawing up acts (depending on the type of document).

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