special act

Definition of "special act"
  1. A legislative action that lacks universal application across all territories under the legal jurisdiction. It pertains to specific individuals or a subset of a category of individuals in comparable circumstances, to a segment of a broader topic, or to a particular subdivision within the entire territory
How to use "special act" in a sentence
  1. The new special act passed by the Congress affects only those owning properties in the coastal regions.
  2. A special act addressing the regulating of water usage in arid regions was enacted to help conserve water.
  3. The legislature approved a special act that applied solely to historical buildings within the city.

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