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Meaning of OVERT

Pronunciation:  ow'vurt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  open and observable; not secret or hidden; "an overt lie"; "overt hostility"; "overt intelligence gathering"
 

OVERT is a 5 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: bald, barefaced, naked, obvious, open, raw, undisguised, visible
 
 Antonyms: covert
 
 See Also: explicit, expressed, public, unconcealed

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.
                                               --Bacon.

2. (Law) Not covert; open; public; manifest; as, an overt act
   of treason. --Macaulay.

         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. --Constitution
   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.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: apparent, bald, bare, clear, clear-cut, disclosed, evident, exposed, manifest, naked, observable, obvious, open, open as day, open to all, patent, plain, public, revealed, unclassified, unconcealed, visible
 

 

 

 

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