Definition for AC'TI-AN

AC'TI-AN, a.

Relating to Actium, a town and promontory of Epirus, as Actian games, which were instituted by Augustus, to celebrate his naval victory over Anthony, near that town, Sep. 2, B. C. 31. They were celebrated every five years. Hence, Actian years, reckoned from that era. – Encyc.

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