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acta

USAGE NOTE
Feminine nouns that begin with a stressed "a-" or "ha-" sound in Spanish use the articles "el" and “un” in the singular.
acta(
ahk
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tah
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A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (evidence)
a. record
Ellos querían que lo que mencionaron durante la junta se constara en acta.They wanted what they mentioned during the meeting to be placed on record.
b. minutes
Durante cada junta, el secretario levanta acta.During each meeting, the secretary takes the minutes.
2. (document)
a. certificate
Mi nuevo empleo quiere que yo traiga una copia de mi acta de nacimiento.My new job wants me to bring a copy of my birth certificate.
3. (accord)
a. agreement
Según el acta, Ana no puede discutir el incidente con ninguna parte externa.According to the agreement, Ana cannot discuss the incident with any outside parties.
4. (legal)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a. act
El Acta de Derechos Civiles cambió el clima cultural de los EE. UU. para siempre.The Civil Rights Act changed the cultural climate in the U.S. forever.
b. charter
Los administradores han pactado a dirigir la empresa de acuerdo con el acta.The trustees have agreed to manage the company in accordance with the charter.
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acta
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a.
acta(s)minutes
constar en actato be recorded in the minutes
levantar actato take the minutes
2. (certificado)
a. certificate
acta de defuncióndeath certificate
acta notarialaffidavit
acta (de nombramiento)certificate of appointment
acta
1 [de reunión] minutes
plural
; (p)
constar en acta
las pruebas documentales constan en acta the documentary proof is in the minutes; pidieron que su oposición al plan constara en acta they asked for their opposition to the plan to be noted; que conste en acta let it be noted in the record
levantar acta de [+reunión, sesión parlamentaria] to write up the minutes of; [+acontecimiento, delito] to make a(n official) report on
el secretario levantó acta de la reunión él se encarga de levantar las actas de las sesiones del Parlamento el acta que se levantó de la sesión parlamentaria dice que se trata de una marcha
tomar acta de algo (S. Cone) to take note of sth; bear sth in mind
2 [de congreso] proceedings
plural
; (p)
[de organismo] records
plural
; (p)
3 (Educación) [de notas] student's achievement record
4 (certificado) certificate
acta de bautismo certificate of baptism
acta de defunción death certificate
acta de diputado (Política) certificate of election
acta de matrimonio marriage certificate
acta de nacimiento birth certificate
acta matrimonial marriage certificate
5 [de acuerdo]
acta constitutiva charter
acta orgánica (Latinoamérica) constitution
Acta Única Europea Single European Act
6 (Jur)
el juez levantó acta del accidente the judge drew up an official report on the accident
acta de acusación bill of indictment
acta notarial affidavit
7 (Religión) (relato)
actas de los mártires lives of the martyrs
actas de un santo life of a saint
8 (Latinoamérica) (ley) act; law
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