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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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A Digest of the Laws of England, Volume 4

Sir John Comyns - Digests, etc - 1822
...the accusers. CTH 203. Str. 1026. (A) 1. A presentment, properly 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 king. 4 Com. 301. Lamb. Eirenarch. I. 4. c, 5. — 2. Upon such presentment the...
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The British Constitution, Or an Epitome of Blackstone's Commentaries on the ...

Sir William BLACKSTONE, Vincent Wanostrocht - Constitutional law - 1823 - 845 pages
...jury; or without such previous finding. The former way is either by presentment, or indictment. I. 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, and the like ; upon which the...
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Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ..., Volume 17

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1823
...a grand jury. A presentment, properlv speaking, is the notice taken by a grand jury of any ofl'unce from their own knowledge or observation, without any bill of indictment laid before them at the suit of the king: As the presentment of anuisancc, a libel, and the like; upon which the offictr...
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Commentaries on the laws of England. [Another], Volume 4

sir William Blackstone - Law - 1825
...presentments properly so called, but also inquisitions of office, and indictments by a grand jury. A presentment, properly speaking, is the notice taken...*, without any bill of indictment laid before them at the suit of the king ; as the presentment of a nuisance, a libel, and the like ; upon which the...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Volume 4

Sir William Blackstone - 1825
...presentments properly so called, but also inquisitions of office, and indictments by a grand jury. A presentment, properly speaking, is the notice taken...", without any bill of indictment laid before them at the suit of the king ; as the presentment of a nuisance, a libel, and the like ; upon which the...
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Gifford's English lawyer; or, Every man his own lawyer, by John Gifford

Alexander Whellier - 1825
...presentments properly so called, but also inquisitions of office, and indictments by a grand jury. A presentment, properly speaking, is the notice taken...grand jury of any offence from their own knowledge or observationi without any bill of indictment laid before them ; as the presentment of a nuisance, a...
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A Digest of the Laws of England, Volume 4

Sir John Comyns - Law - 1825
...1026. (Л) 1. A presentment, properly speaking, is the notice taken by the grand jury, of any cflcnce, from their own knowledge or observation, without any bill of indictment laid before Ihcmatthe suit of the king. 4 Com. 301. Lamb. Eirenarch. 1. 4. c. 5 — 2. Upon such presentment the...
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A Practical Treatise on the Criminal Law: Comprising the Practice ..., Volume 2

Joseph Chitty - Criminal law - 1826
...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 indict- r \(fa 1 ment laid before them, coroners' inquests in cases of homicide, and the verdict of...
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The London Encyclopaedia: Or, Universal Dictionary of Science ..., Volume 18

Thomas Curtis - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1829
...new-born females ; corresponding to the circumcision on the eighth day for males. PRESENTMENT, in law. 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, and the like ; upon which the...
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The Book of the Constitution of Great Britain

Thomas Stephen - Constitutional history - 1835 - 788 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 ; such as the presentment of a nuisance and the like, upon which the officer...
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