Overt Act

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Meaning of Overt act

(Law Lat. apertum factum) . In criminal law. An open, manifest act, from which criminality may be implied. 193 111. App. 128. Brande. An open act, which must be manifestly proved. 3 Inst. 12.


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Overt Act Legal Definition

An act establishing intent

Synonyms of Overt Act


  • action
  • beginnings
  • commencement
  • criminal act
  • dealings
  • deed
  • doings
  • intentional act
  • maneuver
  • manifest act
  • open act
  • outward act
  • start Associated Concepts: conspiracy



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