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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 Dictionary of English Law: Containing Definitions of the Technical Terms ...

Charles Sweet - Law - 1882 - 914 pages
...in the narrower sense of the word a presentment is the notice taken by a grand jury of any matter or offence from their own knowledge or observation, without any bill of indictment laid before them at the suit of the crown: such as the presentment by them of a nuisance, a libel, or the like, upon...
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Mr. Serjeant Stephen's New Commentaries on the Laws of England ..., Volume 4

Henry John Stephen, James Stephen - Law - 1883
...information. I. A presentment, properly speaking, is the notice taken by a grand jury, of any matter or offence from their own knowledge or observation, without any bill of indictment laid before them at the suit of the Crown (It) : — as the presentment by them 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 - 1884 - 260 pages
...and an indictment by them found? Presentment is the notice taken by the grand jury of any matter or offence from their own knowledge or observation, without any bill of indictment laid before them at the suit of the Crown, as the presentment by them of a nuisance, a libel, and the like, upon which...
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The popular encyclopedia; or, 'Conversations Lexicon': [ed. by A. Whitelaw ...

Popular encyclopedia - 1884
...presbytery under Presbvterianism. PRESENTMENT, in law, is properly speaking the notice taken by a grand-jury of any offence, from their own knowledge or observation, without any bill of indictment beiug laid before them at the nuit of the crown; as the presentment of a nuisance, a libel, or the...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Volume 2

William Blackstone - Law - 1884
...finding of the fact by inquest or grand jury 80\ the first is either by presentment or indictment 801 a presentment, properly speaking. Is the notice taken by a grand Jury of an offence from their own knowled.se n observation 801 an inquisition of office is the act of a jury...
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The Student's Blackstone: Being the Commentaries on the Laws of England of ...

William Blackstone - Law - 1885 - 596 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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An Epitome of the Criminal Law

James Carter Harrison - Criminal law - 1885 - 248 pages
...either by presentment, or by indictment; the latter by information. Q.—What is a presentment ? A.—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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A Dictionary of American and English Law: With Definitions of the Technical ...

Stewart Rapalje, Robert Linn Lawrence - Law - 1888
...narrower sense of the word, ix presentment is the notice taken by a grand jury oí any matter or ofl'ense from their own knowledge or observation, without any bill of indictment laid before them; such as the presentment by them of a nuisance, a libel, or the like, upon which the officer of the...
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Weekly Notes of Cases Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court ..., Volume 24

Law reports, digests, etc - 1889
...originated by the presentment of a grand jury. A presentment, properly speaking, says the learned Judge, is the notice taken by a grand jury of any offence,...knowledge or observation, without any bill of indictment beiug laid before them at the suit of the Commonwealth. This is the definition given in the Law Dictionary...
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The American State Reports: Containing the Cases of General Value ..., Volume 12

Law reports, digests, etc - 1890
...sentence with award of process does not necessarily create an indefinite or any imprisonment. Id. L 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 being laid before...
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