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acto

[ak-toh; Spanish ahk-taw]
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noun, plural ac·tos [ak-tohz; Spanish ahk-taws] /ˈæk toʊz; Spanish ˈɑk tɔs/. Southwestern U.S.
  1. a short, realistic play, usually in Spanish, that dramatizes the social and economic problems of Chicanos.

Origin of acto

< Spanish: act
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Historical Examples

  • Acto continuo dispusironle una frugal colacin, y sentse con su hija la mesa.

    Legends, Tales and Poems

    Gustavo Adolfo Becquer

  • He naturally became a candidate for sole regent after the passage of the Acto Addicional, or amendment to the constitution.

  • A law was passed which interpreted the Acto Addicional so as nearly to destroy provincial autonomy.