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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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The Provincial Justice, Or, Magistrate's Manual: Being a Complete Digest of ...

William Conway Keele - Constables - 1835 - 10 pages
...inquisitions of office, and indictments by a grand jury. But a presentment, as commonly understood, is the notice taken by a grand jury of any offence...observation, without any bill of indictment laid before them at the suitol the King. As the presentment of a nuisance, a libel, and the like ; upon which the officer...
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The Book of the Constitution of Great Britain

Thomas Stephen - Constitutional history - 1835 - 788 pages
...also inquisitions of office, ind indictments by a grand jury. A presentment, properly speaking, is ibe notice taken by a grand jury of any offence from their...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 "hich the officer...
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A Systematic Arrangement of Lord Coke's First Institute of the ..., Volume 3

Sir Edward Coke, John Henry Thomas - Land tenure - 1836
...finding. 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...observation, without any bill of indictment laid before them, coroner's inquests in cases of homicide, and the verdict of a jury in a civil cause. Of the latter...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books ; with an ..., Volume 4

William Blackstone - Law - 1836
..... ner's jury, as of grand jury. A presentment, properly speaking, is the notice wo cic se, *c . ; taken by a grand jury of any offence from their own knowledge tourn?or'co!!rtor observation (a], without any bill of indictment laid before ou^'pett?™11" them...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In the Order, and Compiled from the ...

William Blackstone, John Bethune Bayly - Law - 1840 - 700 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 queen ; as the presentment of a nuisance, a libel, and the like ; upon which the...
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Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect

Robert Burns - Dialect poetry, Scottish - 1840 - 221 pages
...PRESENTMENT. A term usually signifying the notice taken by a grand jury or inquest, of any offence, &c., from their own knowledge or observation, without any bill of indictment laid before them. PRESCRIPTION. Prescriptive right is that which is acquired by use and time, and allowed by law. PRESS....
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The English Constitution: A Popular Commentary on the Constitutional Law of ...

George Bowyer - History - 1841 - 712 pages
...grand jury, or without such previous finding. The former way is either by presentment or indictment. A presentment, properly speaking, is the notice taken by a grand jury of any offences from their own knowledge or observation,4 without any bill of indictment laid before them...
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First[-Fourth] Report of the Commissioners on Practice and Pleadings ...

New York (State). Commissioners on Practice and Pleadings - Civil procedure - 1848
...penal code, is that which ii originated by the presentment of a grand jury. A presentment, property speaking, is the notice taken by a grand jury of any...knowledge or observation, without any bill of indictment being laid before them at the suit of the commonwealth. Like an indictment, however, it must be the...
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The Law Students' First Book, Being Chiefly an Abridgment of Blackstone's ...

Law - 1848 - 508 pages
...by presentment or indictment. Presentment."] — This, properly speaking, is the notice taken by the grand jury of any offence from their own knowledge or observation without any indictment ; as the presentment of a nuisance, upon which an indictment is afterwards framed. Inquisitions...
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The Code of Criminal Procedure of the State of New York

New York (State), New York (State). Commissioners on Practice and Pleadings - Criminal procedure - 1850 - 486 pages
...says he, " known to our penal code, is lhat which is originated by the presentment of a grand jury. A presentment, properly speaking, is the notice taken by a grand jury, of any offence, from their own knowlege or observation, without any bill of indictment being laid before them at the suit of the commonwealth....
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