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1. Being in physical motion; such as, active fish in the aquarium.
2. Functioning or capable of functioning.
3. In grammar, idicating that the subject of the sentence is performing or causing the action expressed by the verb.

Referring to a verb form or voice; used with verbs; such as, run, speak, and move: "I run, You run, He, She, It runs."

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(A suffix forming nouns meaning: quality or condition: partnership; act, power, or skill: workmanship; relation between: friendship; office, position, or occupation: governorship; number: readership)
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bail reform act
An original act passed in 1966 to assure that bail practices would be revised to ensure that everyone, regardless of his/her financial status, will not needlessly be detained to answer criminal charges.

It gave judges and magistrates greater autonomy to decide conditions under which bail would be granted or denied; however, it does not mean that every one is entitled to bail regardless of the alleged offense.

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