bill of indictment definition

  • noun:
    • a written accusation lawfully presented to a grand jury. If jury look at the evidence adequate to support the accusation, they indorse it “A real costs,” otherwise they write upon it “Not a true bill,” or “Not found,” or “Ignoramus”, or “Ignored.”
    • See under Bill.
    • a formal document written for a prosecuting attorney charging a person with some offense
    • a written accusation lawfully provided to a grand jury. If jury look at the research sufficient to guide the accusation, they indorse it “A real bill,” otherwise they write upon it “Not a true bill,” or “Not discovered,” or “Ignoramus”, or “Ignored.”
    • See under Bill.
    • a formal document written for a prosecuting lawyer billing a person with offense

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