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Meaning of PRESENTMENT

Pronunciation:  pree'zentmunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a show or display; the act of presenting something to sight or view; "the presentation of new data"; "he gave the customer a demonstration"
  2. [n]  an accusation of crime made by a grand jury on its own initiative
  3. [n]  a document that must be accepted and paid by another person
 

PRESENTMENT is a 11 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: demonstration, notification, presentation
 
 See Also: billing, charge, due process, due process of law, exhibition, exposure, lecture demonstration, performance, show

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pre*sent"ment\, n.
1. The act of presenting, or the state of being presented;
   presentation. `` Upon the heels of my presentment.''
   --Shak.

2. Setting forth to view; delineation; appearance;
   representation; exhibition.

         Power to cheat the eye with blear illusion, And give
         it false presentment.                 --Milton.

3. (Law)
   (a) The notice taken by a grand jury of any offence from
       their own knowledge or observation, without any bill
       of indictment laid before them, as, the presentment of
       a nuisance, a libel, or the like; also, an inquisition
       of office and indictment by a grand jury; an official
       accusation presented to a tribunal by the grand jury
       in an indictment, or the act of offering an
       indictment; also, the indictment itself.
   (b) The official notice (formerly required to be given in
       court) of the surrender of a copyhold estate.
       --Blackstone.

{Presentment of a bill of exchange}, the offering of a bill
   to the drawee for acceptance, or to the acceptor for
   payment. See {Bill of exchange}, under {Bill}.

 
Legal Dictionary
 
 Definition: Declaration or document issued by a grand jury that either makes a neutral report or notes misdeeds by officials charged with specified public duties. It ordinarily does not include a formal charge of crime. A presentment differs from an indictment.
 

 

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