- 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
- An action used to further a conspiracy, which may be legally permissible in isolation. This is typically a required element of the crime
- The prosecutor provided evidence of the overt act to support the claim of conspiracy.
- With no evidence of an overt act, the charges of treason were dropped.
- In the trial, the lack of an overt act was a significant factor in determining a verdict of not guilty.