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Definition of Overt

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plain, clear, visible; public; intentional, undisguised (Law)
Overt Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(a.)
Open to view; public; apparent; manifest.
  
(a.)
Not covert; open; public; manifest; as, an overt act of treason.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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overt
\o"vert\ (?), a. [of. overt, f. ouvert, p. p. of of. ovrir, f. ouvrir, to open, of uncertain origin; cf. it. aprire, oit. also oprire, l. aperire to open, operire to cover, deoperire to uncover. perch. from l. aperire influenced by f. couvrir to cover. cf. aperient, cover.]
1. open to view; public; apparent; manifest. overt and apparent virtues bring forth praise.
2. (law) not covert; open; public; manifest; as, an overt act of treason. no person shall be convicted of treason unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court. onstitution of the u. s.
note: in criminal law, an overt act is an open done in pursuance and manifestation of a criminal design; the mere design or intent not being punishable without such act. in english law, market overt is an open market; a pound overt is an open, uncovered pound.
overt
adj : open and observable; not secret or hidden; "an overt lie"; "overt hostility"; "overt intelligence gathering" [syn: open]
[ant: covert]



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WordNet 2.0

Adjective
1. open and observable; not secret or hidden; "an overt lie"; "overt hostility"; "overt intelligence gathering"
(synonym) open
(antonym) covert
(similar) bald, barefaced
(see-also) explicit, expressed
Overt Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
The 'Lectric Law Library
Open. An overt act in treason is proof of the intention of the traitor, because it opens his designs; without an overt act treason cannot be committed. An overt act then, is one which manifests the intention of the traitor, to commit treason.

The mere contemplation or intention to commit a crime; although a sin in the sight of heaven, is not an act amenable to human laws. The mere speculative wantonness of a licentious imagination, however dangerous, or even sanguinary in its object, can in no case amount to a crime. But the moment that any overt act is manifest the offender becomes amenable to the laws.
   

This entry contains material from Bouvier's Legal Dictionary, a work published in the 1850's.
Courtesy of the 'Lectric Law Library.