Definition of Overt

1. Adjective. Open and observable; not secret or hidden. "Open ballots"

Exact synonyms: Open
Also: Explicit, Expressed, Public, Unconcealed
Similar to: Bald, Barefaced, Naked, Raw, Undisguised, Visible
Derivative terms: Openness
Antonyms: Covert



Definition of Overt

1. a. Open to view; public; apparent; manifest.

Definition of Overt

1. Adjective. Open and not secret nor concealed. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Overt

1. open to view [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Overt

overswim
overswims
overswing
overswinging
overswings
overswum
overswung
oversystematise
oversystematised
oversystematises
oversystematising
oversystematize
oversystematized
oversystematizes
oversystematizing
overt (current term)
overt operation
overtake
overtaken
overtakes
overtaking
overtalk
overtalkative
overtalked
overtalking
overtalks
overtame
overtan
overtanned

Literary usage of Overt

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1. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1883)
"There mast be one or more overt nets identical with the charge in the indictment. The proof must be that some overt act described in the indictment lias ..."

2. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and ...by Thomas Bayly Howell, William Cobbett, David Jardine by Thomas Bayly Howell, William Cobbett, David Jardine (1819)
"It is called an overt act, that is, an open act, the means used by the party ... Therefore in every indictment of treason, the overt acts, the means used to ..."

3. The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll by Robert Green Ingersoll (1901)
"purpose of carrying the conspiracy into effect, did something ; that is called an overt act. You have to find that at least one of them did something to ..."

4. Federal Statutes Annotated: Containing All the Laws of the United States, of by United States, Edward Thompson Company (1918)
"It is unnecessary to allege that the overt act constituted a crime, but it does not invalidate the indictment to charge that one defendant, or two or more, ..."

5. Bouvier's Law Dictionary and Concise Encyclopedia by John Bouvier, Francis Rawle (1914)
"In 5 B. & S. 313, the doctrine of market overt was much discussed by Cock burn. CJ, and the opinion expressed that a sale could not be considered as made in ..."

6. Reports of the Trials of Colonel Aaron Burr (late Vice President of the by Harman Blennerhassett, Israel Smith, David Robertson, United States Circuit Court (4th circuit), Aaron Burr (1808)
"These authorities shew, that an overt act must be, laid, and proved as well as laid; and that the prosecutor cannot state or go into evidence to prove a ..."

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