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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Ac’tive.
 
Active verbs, verbs which act on the noun governed.   1
   Active capital. Property in actual employment in a given concern.   2
   Active commerce. Exports and imports carried to and fro in our own ships. Passive commerce is when they are carried in foreign vessels. The commerce of England is active, of China passive.   3
 


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