overt act

overt act
Synonyms and related words:
accomplished fact, accomplishment, achievement, act, acta, action, adventure, blow, coup, dealings, deed, doing, doings, effort, endeavor, enterprise, exploit, fait accompli, feat, gest, go, hand, handiwork, job, maneuver, measure, move, operation, passage, performance, proceeding, production, res gestae, step, stroke, stunt, thing, thing done, tour de force, transaction, turn, undertaking, work, works

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  • overt act — /ō vərt , ō ˌvərt / n 1: an act directed toward another person that indicates an intent to kill or harm and that justifies self defense 2: an outward act that is done in furtherance of a conspiracy, of treason, or of the crime of attempt and that …   Law dictionary

  • Overt act — In criminal law, an overt act (from the French adjective ouvert, open), an open act, one that can be clearly proved by evidence, and from which criminal intent can be inferred, as opposed to a mere intention in the mind to commit a crime.… …   Wikipedia

  • Overt Act — In criminal law, an Overt act (from French ouvert ,open,adj.), an open act, one that can be clearly proved by evidence, and from which criminal intent can be inferred, as opposed to a mere intention in the mind to commit a crime. Therefore, it is …   Wikipedia

  • overt act — noun : an outward act done in pursuance and manifestation of an intent or design that is not punishable in itself without such act: a. : an act done in actual preparation for the illegal object and thereby sufficing for conviction b. under the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • overt act — An act carrying an intent into effect. An open act; a physical act, as distinguished from an act of the mind; an act done pursuant to a formed intent, design, plan, or conspiracy. An act demonstrating a purpose and committed without attempt at… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • overt — o vert ([=o]*v[ e]rt or [=o] v[ e]rt), 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. Perh. from L. aperire… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • act — 1 n 1 a: something done by a person in accordance with his or her free will a tortious act see also actus reus b: the failure to do something that one has a legal duty to do – called also negative act; 2 a …   Law dictionary

  • overt — Open; manifest; public; issuing in action, as distinguished from that which rests merely in intention or design. Market overt. See market @ overt act An open, manifest act from which criminality may be implied. An outward act done in pursuance… …   Black's law dictionary

  • act — Synonyms and related words: accomplish, accomplished fact, accomplishment, achieve, achievement, acquit, act, act a part, act as, act as foil, act out, acta, acting, action, actions, activism, activity, acts, address, adventure, affect,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • act out — ( )akt au̇t vt to express (as an impulse or a fantasy) directly in overt behavior without modification to comply with social norms <act out an adolescent fantasy> vi to behave badly or in a socially unacceptable often self defeating manner… …   Medical dictionary

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