Overt Definition

ō-vûrt, ōvûrt
Not hidden; open; observable; apparent; manifest.
Webster's New World
Done openly and publicly, without attempt at concealment and with evident intent.
Webster's New World
Of, relating to, or being military or intelligence operations sanctioned or mandated by Congress.
Overt aid to the rebels.
American Heritage
Unconcealed; open and observable; not secret.
Webster's New World Law

Origin of Overt

  • Middle English from Old French past participle of ovrir to open from Vulgar Latin ōperīre alteration (influenced by Latin cōperīre to cover) of Latin aperīre wer-4 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French overt (“open") (modern French ouvert).

    From Wiktionary

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