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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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History of a Lawsuit: Or a Treatise on the Practice in Suits and Proceedings ...

Abraham Caruthers - Civil procedure - 1866 - 670 pages
...comprehends not only presentments properly so called, but also indictments and inquisitions of office. "A presentment, properly speaking, is the notice taken...observation, without any bill of indictment laid before them at the suit of" the State. (4 Blk., 300.) At common law, the party presented could not be put to answer...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Volume 2

William Blackstone, George Sharswood - Great Britain - 1866
...II. By indictment. Or, without such finding, III. By information. IV. By appeal 801 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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A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art: Comprising the ..., Volume 3

William Thomas Brande - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1867
...the Purification of the Blessed Virgin. [PUKIFICATION.] Presentment. In Law, presentment is properly the notice taken by a grand jury of any offence from their own knowledge or obspace; it will be sufficient for our purpose to know that albumen is H highly complex body, con tain...
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A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art: Comprising the ..., Volume 3

William Thomas Brande, George William Cox - Science - 1867
...the Purification of the Blessed Virgin. [PURIFICATION.] Presentment. In Law, presentment is properly the notice taken by a grand jury of any offence from their own knowledge or obffrrvation without any bill of indictment laid before them at the suit of the crown, as the presentment...
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The Constitution of the United States Defined and Carefully Annotated

George Washington Paschal - Constitutional law - 1868 - 407 pages
...offenses against the United States. "Presentment" is the notice taken by a grand jury of any ofifense, from their own knowledge or observation, without any bill of indictment laid before them, upon which the officer of the court must afterward frame an indictment, before the party presented...
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North Carolina Reports: Cases Argued and Determined in the ..., Volume 74

North Carolina. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1876
...great temptations to abuse it. LEWIS v. THE BOARD of COMMISSIONERS OP WAKE Co. Properly, a presentment is the notice taken by a grand jury of any offence, from their own Jt,Ti9wleftge or o\>sernnt>ony without any bill of indictment before them. 2 Inst., 739. 1 Chit. Cr....
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A Law Dictionary and Glossary: Containing Full Definitions of the ..., Volume 2

Alexander Mansfield Burrill - Dictionaries, Law - 1870
...living, 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 their own knowledge or observation, without any bil of indictment laid before them ; as the presentment of a nuisance, a libel and the like, upon which...
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The Cabinet Lawyer: A Popular Digest of the Laws of England, Civil, Criminal ...

John Wade - Law - 1871 - 879 pages
...& 3 W. 4. c. 71, under which 20 or 40 years may be sufficient. See Customs. PRESENTMENT is properly the notice taken by a grand jury of any offence from their own knowledge, without any bill of indictment laid before them ; as the presentment of a nuisance, or a libel, upon...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the English Courts of Common Law ...

Great Britain. Bail Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1872
...presentments properly so called, but also inquisitions of office, and indictments by a grand jury. A presentment, properly speaking, is the notice taken...any offence from their own knowledge or observation, ..... upon which the officer of the Court must afterwards frame an indictment, before the party presented...
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Blackstone Economized: Being a Compendium of the Laws of England to the ...

William Blackstone, David Mitchell Aird - Law - 1873 - 368 pages
...however, effectually plead his former acquittal. A presentment is the notice taken by a grand jury of an offence from their own knowledge or observation, without any bill of indictment laid before them, as of a nuisance or a libel, upon which the officer of the court must frame an indictment before the...
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