acton: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ak'tun), [key]
— n. Armor.
  1. a quilted garment worn under mail in the 13th and 14th centuries; gambeson.


Pronunciation: (ak'tun), [key]
— n.
  1. (John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron), 1834–1902, English historian.
  2. a former municipal borough in SE England, now part of the London borough of Ealing: center of Puritanism at the time of Cromwell.
  3. a city in NE Massachusetts. 17,544.
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