or ack·ton, ake·ton
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Definition for acton (2 of 2)
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When Acton died in 1953, no will was found and his estate was inherited by Harold.
New York University was not thunderstruck by the news that Sir Harold Acton had left the school his estate when he died in 1994.
Acton had no heirs and initially offered to leave his estate to Oxford, but the offer was turned down.
Arthur Acton decided to go into business with a neighbor in Florence, Bernard Berenson.
She and her family have been in litigation with NYU over the Acton estate since his death.
From their father, Currer, Ellis, and Acton derived a strong will.Emily Bront|A. Mary F. (Agnes Mary Frances) Robinson
Acton, ak′tun, n. a stuffed leather jacket which used to be worn under a coat of mail.
The greatest blank in the shining page was the memory of Acton Hague, of which he inveterately tried to rid himself.
He was further conscious that he showed his companion a white face when he turned round on her gasping: “Acton Hague!”
His tide had ebbed, not flowed; if he had “forgiven” Acton Hague, that forgiveness was a motive with a broken spring.
British Dictionary definitions for acton (1 of 4)
noun (in medieval Europe)
Word Origin for acton
British Dictionary definitions for acton (2 of 4)
verb (intr, preposition)
British Dictionary definitions for acton (3 of 4)
British Dictionary definitions for acton (4 of 4)
Idioms and Phrases with acton
Also, act upon. Conduct oneself in accordance with or as a result of information or another action, as in I will act on my lawyer's advice, or The manager refused to act upon the hotel guest's complaints. [c. 1800]
Influence or affect, as in The baby's fussing acted on the sitter's nerves. [c. 1800]