The government used Simmons to authenticate 11 overt acts in the racketeering indictment of Welch and his deputy.
They hold power and injure all who come into their view, not with overt malice, but adolescent ignorance.
The gun guy was gone, but the gun issue wasn't the overt focus.
early 14c., "open to view," from Old French overt (Modern French ouvert), past participle of ovrir "to open," from Latin aperire "to open, uncover," from PIE *ap-wer-yo- from *ap- "off, away" + base *wer- "to cover" (see weir). Cf. Latin operire "to cover," from the same root with PIE prefix *op- "over;" and Lithuanian atveriu "open," uzveriu "shut."