by the act itself

See: ipso facto
References in classic literature ?
He was startled by the act itself certainly, and quite as much too by the palpably resolute character of this movement.
the scheme of the Limitations Act and its legislative history indicate that the Alberta legislature intended to create a comprehensive and exhaustive limitations scheme applicable to all causes of action except those excluded by the Act itself or covered by other legislation.
These citizen members would be appointed by the ACT itself.