Definition of Acton

1. n. A stuffed jacket worn under the mail, or (later) a jacket plated with mail.



Definition of Acton

1. Proper noun. An area of London. ¹

2. Proper noun. (surname habitational from=Old English) ¹

3. Noun. An aketon. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Acton

1. a stuffed jacket [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acton

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acton (current term)
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Literary usage of Acton

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1. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1885)
"At this date Eliza acton was living at Snowdon House, John Street, Hampstead, ... acton studied Greek, Latin, and mathematics at Hove, and walked to one or ..."

2. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and ...by Thomas Bayly Howell by Thomas Bayly Howell (1826)
"The Trial of WILLIAM acton, for the Murder of John Brom- field, ... acton. By God and my country. Cl. of ATT. Culprit, how wilt thou be tried ? Cl. of ATT. ..."

3. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1855)
"Jennens or Jennings of acton Place, in the county of Suffolk, and of Grosvenor Square, London, who died on the 19th of June preceding, ..."

4. Cobbett's Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High ...by William Cobbett, David Jardine by William Cobbett, David Jardine (1813)
"The Trial of WILLIAM acton, for the Murder of John Brom- field, ... acton. By God and my country. Cl. of Arr. Culprit, how wilt thou be tried ? ..."

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