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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 Treatise on the Criminal Law of the United States, Volume 1

Francis Wharton - Criminal law - 1874
...procedure known to our penal code is that which is originated by the presentment of a grand jury. A presentment, properly speaking, is the notice taken...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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A New Law Dictionary and Institute of the Whole Law: For the Use of Students ...

Archibald Brown - Electronic books - 1874 - 391 pages
...PRESENTMENT. This word has various significations. In its relation to criminal matters it signifies the notice taken by a grand jury of any offence from...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 officer...
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Mr. Serjeant Stephen's New Commentaries on the Laws of England: (Partly ...

Henry John Stephen - Law - 1874
...very comprehensive term ; and includes inquisitions of office, and indictments by a grand jury. But a presentment, properly speaking, is the notice taken by a grand jury, of any matter or offence from their own knowledge or observations, without any bill of indictment laid before...
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All about hard words: a dictionary of every-day difficulties in reading ...

All - 1874
...conception ; misgiving. Presentment, pro - 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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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Volume 2

William Blackstone, George Sharswood - Law - 1876
...of the fact by inquest or grand jury, 301 the first is either by presentment or indictment, 301 • presentment, properly speaking, is the notice taken by a grand jury of an offence from their own knowledge or observation 301 an inquisition of office is the act of a jury...
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Reports of Cases in Law and Equity, Argued and Determined in the ..., Volume 54

Georgia. Supreme Court - Equity - 1876
...indictment found by the grand jury as the statute provides. A presentment, as defined by the common law, properly speaking, is the notice taken by a grand jury of any offense from their own knowledge or observation, without any bill of indictment laid before them at...
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The Student's Blackstone: Being the Commentaries on the Laws of England of ...

William Blackstone - Law - 1877 - 608 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, without any indictment laid before them ; as the presentment of a nuisance, a libel, and the like ;...
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The Student's Guide to Stephen's New Commentaries on the Laws of England

Edward Henslowe Bedford - Law - 1879 - 250 pages
...indictment, or without such finding ; (8) by information ; (4) by appeal; What was a presentment ? The notice taken by a grand jury of any offence from their own knowledge or observation. What is an indictment ? A written accusation of one or more persons of a crime or misdemeanor preferred...
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The Northwestern Reporter, Volume 150

Law reports, digests, etc - 1915
...presentments, properly so called, but also inquisitions of office and indictments by a grand jury. A presentment. properly speaking, is the notice taken by a grand, jury of any offense from their own knowledge or observation, without any bill of indictment laid before them at...
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A Treatise on Criminal Pleading and Practice

Francis Wharton - Criminal procedure - 1880 - 804 pages
...procedure known to our Penal Code is that which is originated by the presentment of a grand jury. A presentment, properly speaking, is the notice taken...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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