Ac´tu`al   Pronunciation: #; 135
a.1.Involving or comprising action; active.
Her walking and other actual performances.
- Shak.
Let your holy and pious intention be actual; that is . . . by a special prayer or action, . . . given to God.
- Jer. Taylor.
2.Existing in act or reality; really acted or acting; in fact; real; - opposed to potential, possible, virtual, speculative, conceivable, theoretical, or nominal; as, the actual cost of goods; the actual case under discussion.
3.In action at the time being; now exiting; present; as the actual situation of the country.
Actual cautery
See under Cautery.
Actual sin
(Theol.) that kind of sin which is done by ourselves in contradistinction to "original sin."
n.1.(Finance) Something actually received; real, as distinct from estimated, receipts.
Adj.1.actual - presently existing in fact and not merely potential or possible; "the predicted temperature and the actual temperature were markedly different"; "actual and imagined conditions"
Synonyms: existent
potential, possible - existing in possibility; "a potential problem"; "possible uses of nuclear power"
2.actual - taking place in reality; not pretended or imitated; "we saw the actual wedding on television"; "filmed the actual beating"
3.actual - being or reflecting the essential or genuine character of something; "her actual motive"; "a literal solitude like a desert"- G.K.Chesterton; "a genuine dilemma"
Synonyms: literal, real, genuine
4.actual - of the nature of fact; having actual existence; "rocks and trees...the actual world"; "actual heroism"; "the actual things that produced the emotion you experienced"
Synonyms: factual
5.actual - existing in fact whether with lawful authority or not; "de facto segregation is as real as segration imposed by law"; "a de facto state of war"
Synonyms: de facto, factual
6.actual - being or existing at the present moment; "the ship's actual position is 22 miles due south of Key West"

ACTUAL. Real; actual.
     2. Actual notice. One which has been expressly given by which knowledge of a fact has been brought home to a party directly ; it is opposed to constructive notice.
     3. Actual admissions. Those which are expressly made; they are plenary or partial. 4 Bouv. Inst. n. 4405.
     4. An actual escape takes place when a prisoner in fact gets out of prison, and unlawfully regains his liberty. Vide Escape.

absolute, admitting no question, as is, ascertained, attested, authenticated, being, bona fide, categorically true, certified, commonplace, confirmable, confirmed, contemporaneous, contemporary, corroborated, current, de facto, demonstrable, demonstratable, demonstrated, determined, documentary, effectual, established, everyday, existent, existing, extant, for real, fresh, hard, historical, honest-to-God, immanent, immediate, inappealable, incontestable, incontrovertible, indisputable, indubitable, instant, irrefragable, irrefutable, latest, legitimate, manifest, material, modern, new, not in error, objective, objectively true, ordinary, phenomenal, physical, positive, present, present-age, present-day, present-time, provable, proved, real, realistic, realized, routine, running, self-evident, solid, substantial, substantiated, sure-enough, tangible, testable, that be, that is, topical, true as gospel, true to life, truthful, unanswerable, unconfutable, unconfuted, undeniable, undenied, undoubted, unerroneous, unfallacious, unfalse, unimpeachable, unmistaken, unquestionable, unrefutable, unrefuted, up-to-date, up-to-the-minute, usual, validated, veracious, veridical, verifiable, verified, veritable
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Actor sequitur forum rei
actor's agent
actor's assistant
actor's line
Actore non probante reus absolvitur
Acts of court
Acts of sederunt
Acts of the Apostles
-- Actual --
actual argument
Actual cautery
actual damages
actual eviction
actual possession
actual sin
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