Definitions of acte

n something done (usually as opposed to something said)

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an action
a kind act
accomplissement, realisation
the action of accomplishing something
a mode of action
a mutual or reciprocal action; interacting
the action of taking part in a game or sport or other recreation
the act using a sword (or other weapon) vigorously and skillfully
the act of arriving at a certain place
accomplisement, performance
the act of performing; of doing something successfully; using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it
choix, sélection
the act of choosing or selecting
changement, modification
the action of changing something
an act of economizing; reduction in cost
the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with
violent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked
the act of giving someone a job
politesse, égards
the act of showing regard for others
concertation, consultation
the act of referring or consulting
action, exploit, fait d'armes, prouesse
a notable achievement
close interaction
accomplishment of an objective
abonnement, adhésion, admission, affiliation, entrée
the act of entering
the act of appearing in public view
rentrée, retour
a coming to or returning home
the act of coming down to the earth (or other surface)
acquis, acquisition, obtention
the act of achieving an aim
libération, émancipation
the act of liberating someone or something
the technical aspects of doing something
(baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls
conclusion, détermination
the act of making up your mind about something
bouleversement, changement, revirement
a major change in attitude or principle or point of view
the act of changing your residence or place of business
the act of selecting someone or something; the exercise of deliberate choice
a choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative
conversion, réduction
the act of reducing complexity
économie, épargne
the reduction of expenditures in order to become financially stable
the act of introducing variety (especially in investments or in the variety of goods and services offered)
the act of putting one thing or person in the place of another: "he sent Smith in for Jones but the substitution came too late to help"
changement d'état
the act of changing something into something different in essential characteristics
changement, modification
the act of making something different (as e.g. the size of a garment)
grève patronale
a management action resisting employee's demands; employees are barred from entering the workplace until they agree to terms
doing something in opposition to another way of doing it that you don't like
déplacement, mouvement
the act of changing location from one place to another
a change of position that does not entail a change of location
changement de direction
the act of changing the direction in which something is oriented
changement de taille
the act of changing the amount or size of something
changement d'intégrité
the act of changing the unity or wholeness of something
the act of changing from one use or function or purpose to another
changement de forme, déformation
an action that changes the shape of something
mode de vie, voie
a course of conduct
an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists)
the act of stealing valuable things from a place
act of fulfilling a desire or need or appetite
escrime, escrime au sabre
the art or sport of fighting with swords (especially the use of foils or epees or sabres to score points under a set of rules)
engagement, réservation
the act of reserving (a place or passage) or engaging the services of (a person or group)
an act intending or showing kindness and good will
an act of gracious kindness
the act of excusing a mistake or offense
courtoisie, politesse
a courteous or respectful or considerate act
a courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard
a considerate and thoughtful act
engagement, recrutement
the act of getting recruits; enlisting people for the army (or for a job or a cause etc.)
bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting
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something that people do or cause to happen

n a legal document signed and sealed and delivered to effect a transfer of property and to show the legal right to possess it

contrat de vente
a deed transferring personal property
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document officiel
(law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right

n a judicial proceeding brought by one party against another; one party prosecutes another for a wrong done or for protection of a right or for prevention of a wrong

affaire, poursuite judiciaire, procès
affaire-test, procès-pilote
a representative legal action whose outcome is likely to become a precedent
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procédure légale
(law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked

n a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body

décret, édit
a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)
interdiction, prohibition
a decree that prohibits something
a judicial order forbidding some action until an event occurs or the order is lifted
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document officiel
(law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right

n a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program

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représentation, spectacle
a dramatic or musical entertainment

n something that people do or cause to happen

the first battle of the American Revolution (April 19, 1775)
guerre mondiale
a war between the allies (Russia, France, British Empire, Italy, United States, Japan, Rumania, Serbia, Belgium, Greece, Portugal, Montenegro) and the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, Bulgaria) from 1914 to 1918
guerre mondiale
a war between the Allies (Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, USSR, Yugoslavia) and the Axis (Albania, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Rumania, Slovakia, Thailand) from 1939 to 1945
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something done (usually as opposed to something said)
the act of acquiring something
the act of causing something to happen
accouchement, couches, délivrance
the act of delivering a child
the act of departing
the act of discovering something
the act or means of getting rid of something
accomplissement, achèvement, fin, réalisation
the act of implementing (providing a practical means for accomplishing something); carrying into effect
the act of making equal or uniform
force motrice, force propulsive, propulsion
the act of propelling
recouvrement, récupération
the act of regaining or saving something lost (or in danger of becoming lost)
the act of leaving (without permission) the place you are expected to be
attouchement, contact
the act of putting two things together with no space between them
inachèvement, non-accomplissement
an act that does not achieve its intended goal
the act of rejecting something
perte, sacrifice
the act of losing or surrendering something as a penalty for a mistake or fault or failure to perform etc.
activité, occupation
any specific behavior
appréciation, jugement
the act of judging or assessing a person or situation or event
arrêt, séjour
continuing or remaining in a place or state
habitation, occupation
the act of dwelling in a place
being inactive; being less active
interférence, obstruction
the act of hindering or obstructing or impeding
the act of stopping something
action de groupe
action taken by a group of people
the act of distributing or spreading or apportioning
the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information
expression, formulation
the use of language to perform some act
an action
a kind act
accomplissement, realisation
the action of accomplishing something
a mode of action
a mutual or reciprocal action; interacting
the action of taking part in a game or sport or other recreation
the act using a sword (or other weapon) vigorously and skillfully
the act of arriving at a certain place
the act of departing politely
the act of leaving secretly or without explanation
the act of withdrawing
the act of passengers and crew getting aboard a ship or aircraft
the act of going out
échappée, évasion
the act of escaping physically
envoi, envoi postal, expédition, expédition par bateau
the act of sending off something
an act that fails
erreur, faute
a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention
a deliberate act of acquisition of something, often without the permission of the owner
the act of occupying or taking possession of a building
prise de possession, saisie
the act of forcibly dispossessing an owner of property
accueil, acquit, reçu, réception
the act of receiving
(law) the act of disposing of property by virtue of the power of appointment
délivrance, libération, secours
recovery or preservation from loss or danger
the act of taking something back
accomplisement, performance
the act of performing; of doing something successfully; using knowledge as distinguished from merely possessing it
automatisation, motorisation, mécanisation
the act of motorizing (equiping with motors or with motor vehicles)
the act of propelling with force
lancement, mise à l'eau
the act of moving a newly built vessel into the water for the first time
force propulsive, poussée
the act of applying force to propel something
the act of rolling something (as the ball in bowling)
the act of throwing (propelling something with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist)
the act of applying force in order to move something away
the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you
hausse, élévation
the act of raising something
projection, éjection
the act of expelling or projecting or ejecting
the act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground
lancement en chandelle
the act of propelling something (as a ball or shell etc.) in a high arc
the act of causing something to go (especially messages)
coup de feu, tir
the act of firing a projectile
contact, toucher
the act of touching physically
petit coup, tape
a light touch or stroke
coup, frappe, tube
the act of contacting one thing with another
a light glancing touch
baiser, bise
the act of caressing with the lips (or an instance thereof)
attrapage, prise
the act of catching an object with the hands
maniement, manipulation
the action of touching with the hands (or the skillful use of the hands) or by the use of mechanical means
the act of tickling
a light touch with the hands
(sports) the act of touching a player in a game (which changes their status in the game)
touching with the tongue
découverte, percée, trouvaille
the act of detecting something; catching sight of something
découverte, résultat
the act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation
an act that sets in motion some course of events
contrainte, pression
using force to cause something to occur
causing something without any direct or apparent effort
choix, sélection
the act of choosing or selecting
façon, manière, moyen
how a result is obtained or an end is achieved
the opinion of a group as determined by voting
accouchement par le siège, accouchement podalique
delivery of an infant whose feet or buttocks appear first
the delivery of a fetus by surgical incision through the abdominal wall and uterus (from the belief that Julius Caesar was born that way)
changement, modification
the action of changing something
an act of economizing; reduction in cost
an activity that varies from a norm or standard
the action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with
abandon, négligence, reniement
the act of giving something up
the act of renouncing; sacrificing or giving up or surrendering (a possession or right or title or privilege etc.)
bannissement, exil
rejection by means of an act of banishing or proscribing someone
cortège, défilé
the group action of a collection of people or animals or vehicles moving ahead in more or less regular formation
a planned activity involving many people performing various actions
habitude, pratique
a customary way of operation or behavior
exercice, pratique
translating an idea into action
divertissement, détente, récréation
an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates
an activity that you like or at which you are superior
a contest with rules to determine a winner
(game) the activity of doing something in an agreed succession
the propulsion of a ball by repeated taps or kicks
musical activity (singing or whistling etc.)
the performance of a part or role in a drama
joie de vivre, vivacité
general activity and motion
activity directed toward making or doing something
(law) the acts performed by an English feudal tenant for the benefit of his lord which formed the consideration for the property granted to him
métier, profession
the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
the activity of putting something in written form
judgment involved in the determination of rights and the assignment of rewards and punishments
normal or customary activity of a person in a particular social setting
crime, mauvaise conduite, méfait
activity that transgresses moral or civil law
négligence, omission
failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances
useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly
essai, tentative
earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something
contrôle, maîtrise, pouvoir
the activity of managing or exerting control over something
abri, protection
the activity of protecting someone or something
décision, jugement
the final judgment in a legal proceeding; the act of pronouncing judgment based on the evidence presented
the act of disapproving or condemning
a judgment of the qualities of something or somebody
activité sensorielle
activity intended to achieve a particular sensory result
enseignement, pédagogie
the activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill
confection, entraînement
activity leading to skilled behavior
an activity that stands as an equivalent of something or results in an equivalent
the human act of creating
démantèlement, démontage
the act of taking something apart (as a piece of machinery)
the act of puncturing or perforating
the activity of looking thoroughly in order to find something or someone
emploi, usage
the act of using
action, action militaire
a military engagement
activity by a military or naval force (as a maneuver or campaign)
bataille, collision, lutte
an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)
the overthrow of a government by those who are governed
violent action that is hostile and usually unprovoked
the act or process of assigning numbers to phenomena according to a rule
standardisation, étalonnage
the act of checking or adjusting (by comparison with a standard) the accuracy of a measuring instrument
accord, mise en ordre, rangement
the activity or result of distributing or disposing persons or things properly or methodically
groupage, groupement
the activity of putting things together in groups
aide, appui, secours, soutien, support, étai
the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening
continuation, poursuite, prolongation
the act of continuing an activity without interruption
processus, procédure, procédé
a particular course of action intended to achieve a result
the proper or conventional behavior on some solemn occasion
adoration, vénération
the activity of worshipping
the activity of keeping something secret
localisation, mise en position, placement
the act of putting something in a certain place
chez-soi, logement
the act of lodging
an act of being a tenant or occupant
a temporary stay (e.g., as a guest)
a brief stay in the course of a journey
approvisionnement, fourniture
the activity of supplying or providing something
the act of demanding
temporary inactivity
relaxation, repos
freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)
fainéantise, oisiveté
having no employment
the act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time
act of receiving pleasure from something
the act of obstructing
the act of preventing
activité sociale
activity considered appropriate on social occasions
the act of forming an alliance or confederation
the action of changing from colonial to independent status
dispensation, distribution
the act of dispensing (giving out in portions)
the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan
the act of distributing playing cards
a distribution in shares
disposing of money or property with the expectation that the same thing (or an equivalent) will be returned
the world of commercial activity where goods and services are bought and sold
the act of transacting within or between groups (as carrying on commercial activities)
contrôle social
control exerted (actively or passively) by group action
the activity of putting or setting in order in advance of some act or purpose
coup d'Etat, prise de pouvoir
a sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force
the act of bringing something under international control
servilité, soumission
the act of submitting; usually surrendering power to another
compétition, concours, concurrence, rivalité
the act of competing as for profit or a prize
opposition, résistance
group action in opposition to those in power
voies légales
(law) the administration of justice according to established rules and principles; based on the principle that a person cannot be deprived of life or liberty or property without appropriate legal procedures and safeguards
légalisation, légitimation
the act of making lawful
the social act of separating or parting company
joint operation or action
aide, assistance, coup de main, soutien
the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
aide, appui, secours, soutien, support
the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities
the act of giving someone a job
comportement, conduite
manner of acting or controlling yourself
(psychology) the aggregate of the responses or reactions or movements made by an organism in any situation
politesse, égards
the act of showing regard for others
attroupement, rassemblement
the social act of assembling
the act of being present (at a meeting or event etc.)
the failure to attend
remboursement, restitution
a reciprocal group action
the action of making something democratic
the act of sharing in the activities of a group
concertation, consultation
the act of referring or consulting
activity that frees or expresses creative energy or emotion
communication, transmission
communication by means of transmitted signals
mutual communication; communication with each other
an intervening substance through which signals can travel as a means for communication
poste, service des postes
the system whereby messages are transmitted via the post office
the act of acknowledging that someone has an occasion for celebration
calomnie, diffamation
words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another
the art of writing and producing plays
an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic
a communication intended to urge or persuade the recipients to take some action
the communication (in speech or writing) of your beliefs or opinions
the act of making a proposal
commandement, ordre
an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
accord, consentement
the verbal act of agreeing
the speech act of disagreeing or arguing or disputing
offrande, offre
the verbal act of offering
the verbal act of requesting
composition, examen, interrogation, épreuve
a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge
the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange
the act of describing something
affirmation, assertion, déclaration
the act of affirming or asserting or stating something
négation, reniement
the act of refusing to comply (as with a request)
the speech act of rejecting
the speech act of objecting
discours informatif
a speech act that conveys information
dévoilement, révélation
the speech act of making something evident
a verbal commitment by one person to another agreeing to do (or not to do) something in the future
speaking of yourself in superlatives
the verbal act of naming
a call to engage in a contest or fight
a public act of denouncing
the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience
the act of persuading (or attempting to persuade); communication intended to induce belief or action
persuading not to do or believe something; talking someone out of a belief or an intended course of action
the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest
the act of giving up (a claim or office or possession etc.)
dérèglement, perturbation, émoi
activity that is a malfunction, intrusion, or interruption
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something that happens at a given place and time

n (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right

document officiel
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carte de travail
a legal document giving information required for employment of certain people in certain countries
legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity
projet de loi
a statute in draft before it becomes law
a legal document declaring a person's wishes regarding the disposal of their property when they die
acte de cession
document effecting a property transfer
déclaration d'impôts, feuille de déclaration
document giving the tax collector information about the taxpayer's tax liability
autorisation, permis
a legal document giving official permission to do something
brevet, brevet d'invention
an official document granting a right or privilege
the legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision
(law) a legal document issued by a court or judicial officer
a document giving an official instruction or command
written declaration made under oath; a written statement sworn to be true before someone legally authorized to administer an oath
convention par écrit
a legal document summarizing the agreement between parties
acte d'accusation, assignation
a legal document calling someone to court to answer an indictment
a formal declaration that documents a fact of relevance to finance and investment; the holder has a right to receive interest or dividends
a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law
droit public
a law affecting the public at large
décret, édit
a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge)
clause prohibitive, prohibition
a law forbidding the sale of alcoholic beverages
contrat de vente
a deed transferring personal property
a writ from a court commanding police to perform specified acts
permis de construire
a document authorizing the holder to construct a building of a particular kind on a particular lot
a license authorizing the bearer to drive a motor vehicle
licence de pêche
a license authorizing the bearer to fish during a specified period of time
ajournement, assignation
a writ issued by authority of law; usually compels the defendant's attendance in a civil suit; failure to appear results in a default judgment against the defendant
assignation, citation
a writ issued by court authority to compel the attendance of a witness at a judicial proceeding; disobedience may be punishable as a contempt of court
contrat, convention, pacte, traité
a written agreement between two states or sovereigns
option, option à prime, prime
the right to buy or sell property at an agreed price; the right is purchased and if it is not exercised by a stated date the money is forfeited
lettre de change
a document ordering the payment of money; drawn by one person or bank on another
action, titre
a certificate documenting the shareholder's ownership in the corporation
a certificate of debt (usually interest-bearing or discounted) that is issued by a government or corporation in order to raise money; the issuer is required to pay a fixed sum annually until maturity and then a fixed sum to repay the principal
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document, papiers, écrit
writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature)

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