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" A presentment, properly speaking, is the notice taken by a grand jury of any offence from their own knowledge or observation *, without any bill of indictment laid before them at the suit of the king... "
Popular and Complete English Dictionary: Exhibiting the Pronunciation ... - Page 1017
by John Boag - 1848
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An Analysis of the Laws of England

William Blackstone - Law - 1771 - 230 pages
...PRESENTMENT. 2. By INDICTMENT. Or, without fuch Finding. 3. By INFORMATION. 4: By APPEAL. 2. A PRESENTMENT is the Notice taken by a grand Jury of any Offence, from their own Knowlege or Obfervation. 3An INDICTMENT y is a written Accufation of one pr more Perfons of a Crime...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Volume 4

William Blackstone - Law - 1791
...but alfo inquifitions of office, and indidlments by a grand jury. A prefentment, properly fpeaking, is the notice taken by a grand jury of any offence from their own know* lege or obfervation % without any bill of indictment laid before them at the fuit of the king....
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Commentaries on the Laws of England, Volume 4

William Blackstone - Law - 1800
...but alfo inquifitions of office, and indi&ments by a grand jury. A prefentment, properly fpeaking, is the notice taken by a grand jury of any offence from their own knowledge or obfervation *, without any bill of indictment laid before them at the fuit of the king. As, the prefentment...
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The New Virginia Justice: Comprising the Office and Authority of a Justice ...

William Waller Hening - Forms (Law) - 1810 - 688 pages
...office, and indictments by a grand jury. A presentment, firofieriy speaking, is the notice taken by the grand jury of any offence, from their own knowledge...observation, without any bill of indictment laid before them at the suit of the commonwealth. As the presentment of a nuisance, a libel, and the like ; upon which...
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The Asiatic Annual Register, Or, A View of the History of ..., Volume 10

Lawrence Dundas Campbell, E. Samuel - Books - 1811
...secondly, by a presentment, which is a more comprehensive term, and is an accu.sation founded upon the notice taken by a grand jury, of any offence, from their knowledge, without any bill of indictment laid before them at the suit of the king ; upon which the...
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The Office and Duty of a Justice of the Peace, and a Guide to Sheriffs ...

Henry Potter - Justices of the peace - 1816 - 418 pages
...word or deed. — 28 Edtu, 3, Ct ,. . ""Y. . PRESENTMENT ..BRIXC1PAL. . 245 PRESENTMENT. Presentment is the notice taken by a grand jury of any offence...observation, without any bill of indictment laid before them in behalf of the state. When a presentment shall be made of any offence by the grand jury, upon the...
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A Practical Treatise on the Criminal Law: Comprising the Practice ..., Volume 1

Joseph Chitty - Criminal law - 1819
...sanction. Of the former description, the proceedings which are now in force are indictments, presentments by a grand jury of any offence from their own knowledge...without any bill of *indictment laid before them, coroners' inquests in cases [*162] of homicide, and the verdict of a jury in a civil cause. Of the...
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A Practical Treatise on the Criminal Law: Comprising the Practice, Pleadings ...

Joseph Chitty - Criminal law - 1819
...sanction. Of the former description, the proceedings which are now in force are indictments, presentments by a grand jury of any offence from their own knowledge or observation, without any bill of indictment* [*162] laid before them, coroners' inquests in cases of homicide, and the verdict of a jury in a civil...
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Trial of Robert M. Goodwin: On an Indictment for Manslaughter for Killing ...

Trials (Murder) - 1820 - 192 pages
...presentments, properly so called., but also inquisitions of office, and indictments by a grand jury. A presentment, properly speaking, is the notice taken...observation, without any bill of indictment laid before them at the suit of the king : as the presentment of a nuisance, a libel, or the like, upon which the officer...
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The British Prose Writers: Sheldon's table talk. Sir W. Blackstone's ...

British prose literature - 1821
...2. by indictment: or, without such finding, 3. by information ; 4. by appeal. vIII. A presentment ts the notice taken by a grand jury of any offence, from their own knowledge or observation. Ix. An indictment is a written accusation of one or more persons of a crime or misdemesnor, preferred...
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