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Acʹtive

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Active verbs, verbs which act on the noun governed.

Active capital. Property in actual employment in a given concern.

Active commerce. Exports and imports carried to and fro in our own ships. Passive commerce is when they are carried in foreign vessels. The commerce of England is active, of China passive.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Acrobat
Acropolis
Acrostic (Greek, akros stichos)
Acrostics
Act and Opponency
Act of Faith (auto da fé)
Act of God (An)
Actæon
Actian Years
Action Sermon
Active
Activity
Acton
Actresses
Acu tetigisti
Acutiator
Ad Græcas Calendas. (Deferred)
Ad inquirendum
Ad libitum
Ad rem (Latin)
Ad unum omnes