overt act

Definitions of "overt act"
  1. An action aimed at another person, which demonstrates a purpose to hurt or kill. It can form a basis for self-defense by the person at whom it is aimed
  2. An action used to further a conspiracy, which may be legally permissible in isolation. This is typically a required element of the crime
How to use "overt act" in a sentence
  1. The prosecutor provided evidence of the overt act to support the claim of conspiracy.
  2. With no evidence of an overt act, the charges of treason were dropped.
  3. In the trial, the lack of an overt act was a significant factor in determining a verdict of not guilty.

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