overt /oˈvɝt, ˈo(ˌ)vɚ/
overt /oˈvɝt, ˈoˌvɝt , ˈovɝt/ 形容詞
1. Open to view; public; apparent; manifest. Opposite of hidden.
Overt and apparent virtues bring forth praise. --Bacon.
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.
Note: ☞ In criminal law, an overt act is an open act 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.
adj : open and observable; not secret or hidden; "an overt lie";
"overt hostility"; "overt intelligence gathering" [syn:
open] [ant: covert]