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act as someone

to perform in the capacity of someone, temporarily or permanently; to serve in some special capacity, possibly temporarily. This is Mr. Smith. He'll act as manager from now on.
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This is the unity that is pointed to in an act as exhibition--I show myself; that is sounded in an act as expression--I announce myself; and that is told in an act as connection--I evoke myself.
That is the power of theater, of poetry, of music, of dance, and that is the power of an act as celebration.
A 'high-cost home loan' is defined under the Act as a home loan that meets either of the following two thresholds: 1) an APR that exceeds 7% (first mortgage) or 9% (subordinate mortgage) over the comparable yield on Treasury securities, or 2) (i) if the total principal amount of the loan is equal to $20,000 or more, the total points and fees on the loan exceed 5% of the total principal amount of the loan, or (ii) if the total principal amount of the loan is less than $20,000, the total points and fees exceed the lesser of a) 8% of the total principal amount of the loan, or b) $1,000.
This will further distinguish ACT as a full-range worldwide provider of audio, video, data and Internet conferencing products and services.
Under the terms of the agreement, Lufthansa Systems AS will act as a Unisys certified partner for business consulting and technical support and maintenance for CLS.
Early SVC support will position ACT as a leading IFRAD vendor as the public frame relay service providers deploy SVCs in 1996.