Whether HCl is a base or an acid

Whether HCl is a base or an acid? Briefly state your comments?

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HCl or hydrochloric acid, as the name entails, is an acid. However, it is considered a strong acid as it dissociates totally in water to form the H3O+ and Cl-.

Though, it can as well act as a base in reactions with acids stronger than it can similar to HClO4.   

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