- [prɪ'zɛntm(ə)nt]noun Law a formal presentation of information to a court, especially a statement on oath by a jury regarding a matter.
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presentment — pre·sent·ment /pri zent mənt/ n 1: the act of presenting to an authority a formal statement of a matter to be dealt with; specif: the notice or accusation of an offense by a grand jury on the initiative of the jury members or on the basis of… … Law dictionary
Presentment — Pre*sent ment, n. 1. The act of presenting, or the state of being presented; presentation. Upon the heels of my presentment. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Setting forth to view; delineation; appearance; representation; exhibition. [1913 Webster] Power… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Presentment — (engl.), s. Prosecution … Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon
presentment — (n.) act of presenting, c.1300, from O.Fr. presentement (12c.), from presenter (see PRESENT (Cf. present) (v.)) … Etymology dictionary
presentment — [prē zent′mənt, prizent′mənt] n. [ME < OFr presentement < presenter: see PRESENT, vt.] the act of presenting; presentation; specif., a) an exhibition; thing presented to view b) Commerce the producing of a note, bill of exchange, etc. for… … English World dictionary
presentment — noun /pɹɪˈzɛntmənt/ a) A statement made on oath by a jury. In 1771, a grand jury presentment in Georgia revealed that Slaves are permitted to rent houses [...]. b) A formal complaint submitted to a bishop or archdeacon. He recognised that there… … Wiktionary
presentment — The written notice taken by a grand jury of any offense, from their own knowledge or observation, without any bill of indictment laid before them at the suit of the government. A presentment is an accusation, initiated by the grand jury itself,… … Black's law dictionary
presentment — See presentiment. See presentiment, presentment … Dictionary of problem words and expressions
presentment — An informal accusation, made by the grand jury on its own knowledge, to be used by the prosecutor as the basis for a true bill or indictment. Bennett v Kalamazoo Circuit Judge, 183 Mich 200, 150 NW 141. Precisely, an accusation by the grand jury… … Ballentine's law dictionary
presentment — noun Date: 14th century 1. the act of presenting to an authority a formal statement of a matter to be dealt with; specifically the notice taken or statement made by a grand jury of an offense from their own knowledge without a bill of indictment… … New Collegiate Dictionary
presentment — /pri zent meuhnt/, n. 1. an act of presenting, esp. to the mind, as an idea, view, etc. 2. the state of being presented. 3. a presentation. 4. the manner or mode in which something is presented. 5. a representation, picture, or likeness. 6. Com.… … Universalium