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TAC

abbreviation (in South Africa)
1.
Treatment Action Campaign, a pressure group that campaigns for the medical rights of pregnant women with HIV or AIDS
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  • He was of equestrian rank; cf. the speech of Seneca the younger, tac.

  • Lieutenant Ross was the name of tac in command, and he was noted for being a crank.

    On Guard

    Upton Sinclair
  • Another "tac," Lieutenant Ross, had joined him at this moment.

    On Guard

    Upton Sinclair
  • Lieutenant Allen, the "tac" in command, had sprung up from his bed at the very first cry.

    On Guard

    Upton Sinclair
  • Antonius singulare exemplum clementi Csaris; compare with tac.

  • The cadets, who were out for fun by this time and angry besides, guyed the unpopular "tac" with a vengeance.

    On Guard

    Upton Sinclair
  • Cadet Powers was dared to come out and lasso a stray "tac," whose blue-uniformed figure was visible out on the parade ground.

    A Cadet's Honor

    Upton Sinclair
  • The last closing ceremony of a West Point day in camp is the watchful "tac's" inspection.

    A Cadet's Honor

    Upton Sinclair
  • Having attended to this duty, the tac likewise retires and Camp McPherson sinks into the slumbers of the night.

    A Cadet's Honor

    Upton Sinclair

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