Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Act has several distinct meanings: (1) a document in writing declared to be the act and deed of the party signing; (2) an act of bankruptcy, being any act which subjects a person to be proceeded against under the bankrupt law; (3) an act of God, being any event not brought about by human means or which human means could not have avoided. In such cases (apart from special contract) no one is entitled to redress or damages from another. In insurance, an act of God is an exception to the insurer's liability.