bill of indictment

  • 1bill of indictment — see bill 3b Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. bill of indictment …

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  • 2Bill of indictment — Bill Bill, n. [OE. bill, bille, fr. LL. billa (or OF. bille), for L. bulla anything rounded, LL., seal, stamp, letter, edict, roll; cf. F. bille a ball, prob. fr. Ger.; cf. MHG. bickel, D. bikkel, dice. Cf. {Bull} papal edict, {Billet} a paper.]… …

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  • 3Bill of indictment — Indictment In*dict ment, n. [Cf. {Inditement}.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of indicting, or the state of being indicted. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) The formal statement of an offense, as framed by the prosecuting authority of the State, and found by… …

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  • 4bill of indictment — bill′ of indict′ment n. law a written accusation submitted to a grand jury for its decision • Etymology: 1525–35 …

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  • 5bill of indictment — noun a formal document written for a prosecuting attorney charging a person with some offense • Syn: ↑indictment • Derivationally related forms: ↑indict (for: ↑indictment) • Hypernyms: ↑legal document, ↑ …

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  • 6bill of indictment — Date: circa 1530 an indictment before it is found or ignored by the grand jury …

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  • 7bill of indictment — noun a written accusation of crime delivered to a court (formerly to a grand jury), which becomes an indictment if endorsed by an officer of the court, usually the attorney general …

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  • 8bill of indictment — The name properly applied to that paper which contains a criminal charge, before the paper is handed out to the grand jury. After it is found and all the blanks are filled in, it is called an indictment. When it is thus made perfect, it must be… …

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  • 9bill of indictment — Law. a written accusation submitted to a grand jury for its decision. * * * …

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  • 10bill of indictment — official written accusation …

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  • 11bill of indictment — noun historical or N. Amer. a written accusation as presented to a grand jury …

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  • 12bill — n 1: a draft of a law presented to a legislature for enactment; also: the law itself the GI bill ap·pro·pri·a·tions bill /ə ˌprō prē ā shənz /: a bill providing money for government expenses and programs ◇ Appropriations bills originate in the… …

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  • 13indictment — in·dict·ment /in dīt mənt/ n 1: the action or the legal process of indicting 2 a: a formal written statement framed by a prosecuting authority and found by a grand jury that charges a person or persons with an offense compare complaint, informati …

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  • 14Bill — Bill, n. [OE. bill, bille, fr. LL. billa (or OF. bille), for L. bulla anything rounded, LL., seal, stamp, letter, edict, roll; cf. F. bille a ball, prob. fr. Ger.; cf. MHG. bickel, D. bikkel, dice. Cf. {Bull} papal edict, {Billet} a paper.] [1913 …

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  • 15Bill of adventure — Bill Bill, n. [OE. bill, bille, fr. LL. billa (or OF. bille), for L. bulla anything rounded, LL., seal, stamp, letter, edict, roll; cf. F. bille a ball, prob. fr. Ger.; cf. MHG. bickel, D. bikkel, dice. Cf. {Bull} papal edict, {Billet} a paper.]… …

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  • 16Bill of costs — Bill Bill, n. [OE. bill, bille, fr. LL. billa (or OF. bille), for L. bulla anything rounded, LL., seal, stamp, letter, edict, roll; cf. F. bille a ball, prob. fr. Ger.; cf. MHG. bickel, D. bikkel, dice. Cf. {Bull} papal edict, {Billet} a paper.]… …

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  • 17Bill of credit — Bill Bill, n. [OE. bill, bille, fr. LL. billa (or OF. bille), for L. bulla anything rounded, LL., seal, stamp, letter, edict, roll; cf. F. bille a ball, prob. fr. Ger.; cf. MHG. bickel, D. bikkel, dice. Cf. {Bull} papal edict, {Billet} a paper.]… …

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  • 18Bill of divorce — Bill Bill, n. [OE. bill, bille, fr. LL. billa (or OF. bille), for L. bulla anything rounded, LL., seal, stamp, letter, edict, roll; cf. F. bille a ball, prob. fr. Ger.; cf. MHG. bickel, D. bikkel, dice. Cf. {Bull} papal edict, {Billet} a paper.]… …

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  • 19Bill of entry — Bill Bill, n. [OE. bill, bille, fr. LL. billa (or OF. bille), for L. bulla anything rounded, LL., seal, stamp, letter, edict, roll; cf. F. bille a ball, prob. fr. Ger.; cf. MHG. bickel, D. bikkel, dice. Cf. {Bull} papal edict, {Billet} a paper.]… …

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  • 20Bill of exceptions — Bill Bill, n. [OE. bill, bille, fr. LL. billa (or OF. bille), for L. bulla anything rounded, LL., seal, stamp, letter, edict, roll; cf. F. bille a ball, prob. fr. Ger.; cf. MHG. bickel, D. bikkel, dice. Cf. {Bull} papal edict, {Billet} a paper.]… …

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