a formal declaration with an appeal to God for the truth of what is being declared
a particular duty or employment
1) people appointed to positions of authority in a government; 2) people appointed to positions of rank and authority in the armed services
the authority to try a case from
people appointed to positions of responsibility in the government
Other public ministers
government officials representing their own government in another country and ranking below an ambassador
“overt” means open or public. An “overt act” is a legal term meaning an actual open and outward action taken to further a crime. For example, thinking about pulling out a gun and robbing someone would not be an overt act, but actually pulling out a gun and robbing someone would be.