special act


  1. a legislative act that applies only to specific persons or to a specific area.

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It is clear, however, that a wish to do readily what belongs to God's service is a special act.

In the midst of these complications, Parliament, by a special act, abolished the charter of the African Company.

It must not seize by a special act the property of the humblest individual, without making him an equivalent.

Then he goes back and says it is all a mistake and each animal is the product of a special act on the part of the Creator.

By special act of the Alabama legislature he was given civil rights and at once he became a slave owner.


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