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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 New Law Dictionary and Glossary: Containing Full Definitions of ..., Part 2

Alexander Mansfield Burrill - Law - 1851 - 1099 pages
...in offering a clerk to the ordinary for institution. PRESENTMENT. L. Fr. and Eng. In criminal law. The notice taken by a grand jury of any offence, from...observation, without any bill of indictment laid before them ; as the presentment of a nuisance, a libel and the like, upon which the officer of the court must...
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The New Law of Indictments: Comprising Lord Campbell's Administration of ...

Robert Richard Pearce - Criminal justice, Administration of - 1851 - 94 pages
...purpose. See Chap. II. page 16; 3 Chitty's Burn's J. 465 ; 1 Stark. Crim. PI. 13. (b) Presentment. — The notice taken by a grand jury of any offence from...knowledge or observation without any bill of indictment. (Hawk. b. 2, c. 25 ; 4 Bla. Com. 301 ; 1 Stark. Crim. PI. 13.) or thing ; and the word " property"...
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The English Constitution

Eduard Fischel - Constitutional law - 1853 - 592 pages
...jury, or, without such previous finding; 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. An indictment is a written accusation, of one or more persons, of a crime or misdemeanour, preferred...
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A Law Dictionary Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the ..., Volume 2

John Bouvier - 1855
...patron to a bishop in order to be instituted in a church. PRESENTMENT, crim. law, practice. The written notice taken by a grand jury of any offence, from...observation, without any bill of indictment laid before them at the suit of the government ; 4 Bl. Com. 301 ; upon such presentment, when proper, the officer employed...
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Books 3 & 4

William Blackstone, George Sharswood - Law - 1860
...By indictment.. Or, without such finding, III. By information. IV. By appeal. 301 2. A presentment is the notice taken by a grand jury of any offence, from their own knowledge or observation 301 3. An indictment is a written accusation of one or more persons of a crime or misdemeanour, preferred...
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The dictionary of every-day difficulties in reading, writing, and speaking ...

Edward Shelton (miscellaneous writer.) - 1862
...conception ; misgiving. Presentment, pre-zentment. Act of presenting ; appearance to the view ; in law, the notice taken by a grand jury of any offence from their personal knowledge or observation, without any bill of indictment, and on which an indictment must...
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The Dictionary of Every-day Difficulties in Reading, Writing, and Speaking ...

Edward Shelton - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1862 - 364 pages
...conception ; misgiving. Presentment, pre-zentment. Act of presenting ; appearance to the view ; in law, the notice taken by a grand jury of any offence from their personal knowledge or observation, without any bill of indictment, and on which an indictment must...
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New Commentaries on the Laws of England: (partly Founded on Blackstone)

Henry John Stephen - Law - 1863
...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 Crown (6): — as the presentment of a nuisance, a libel, and the like ; upon which...
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The Institutions of the English Government: Being an Account of the ...

Homersham Cox - Administrative law - 1863 - 757 pages
...publicly delivered into court(6). Besides indictments, the grand jury have po\rer to make presentment 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, and the like; upon which the officer of the court must afterwards...
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The Student's Blackstone: Commentaries on the Laws of England, in Four Books

William Blackstone - Law - 1865 - 612 pages
...properly so called, but also inquisitions of office and indictments by a grand jury. Properly speaking, it is the notice taken by a grand jury of any offence...from their own knowledge or observation, without any indictment laid before them at the suit of the crown ; as the presentment of a nuisance, a libel, and...
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