Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A shareholder in a joint-stock company; one who owns actions (see action, 12) or shares of stock. Also called actionist.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Com.), obsolete A shareholder in joint-stock company.
- Compare French actionnaire. (Wiktionary)
“The HSBC PMI has lagged behind actionary territory since July, giving weaker readings than its competitor PMI released by the Chinese government.”
“If allowed to continue the situation could lead to all sorts of political self-promoting elements to take us back a slippery and re-actionary situation with no clarity as to which direction our country is taking.”
“And we know well that the interests of the miners, of the peasants, and of the students are identified with the struggle against re actionary, fascist plots; that the interests of the”
“With him it is nothing but dramatic relationship, the actionary tendency of the facts themselves, in nature.”
“Today it would be almost impossible to find, in the old re-actionary sense of the word, a Conservative.”
“It will take the Afro-American people fully a century to recover what they lost of civil and political equality under the law in the Southern States, as a result of the re-actionary and bloody movement begun in the”
“They had no arguments to oppose him with, for it was a subject they had never reflected upon; so they complained that he was illiberal, re-actionary, and lacked faith in human nature.”
“There were three parties, -- a re-actionary party under _Lycurgus_, a progressive party led by”
“They were not ripe, therefore, for action when we acted, and although many of the young and ardent, who had imbibed the re-actionary spirit in favor of”
Our cause in harmony with the purposes of God in Christ Jesus : a sermon preached in Christ Church, Savannah, on Thursday, September 18th, 1862, being the day set forth by the President of the Confederate States, as a day of prayer and thanksgiving, for our manifold victories, and especially for the fields of Manassas and Richmond, Ky.,
“It resembled in its character the re-actionary and tyrannical edicts so frequently employed in absolute governments, and was unsuited to the temper, ran counter to the judgment, and proved offensive to the conscience, of the American people.”
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