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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 Most Material Parts of Blackstone's Commentaries, Reduced to Questions ...

John C. Devereux - Law - 1891 - 392 pages
...a presentment, properly speaking ? — 301. It 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 ; as the presentment of a nuisance, a libel, and the like. 4. What is an inquisition of office ? —...
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Abridgment of Blackstone's Commentaries

William Blackstone, William Cyrus Sprague - Law - 1893 - 533 pages
...presentments properly so called, but also inquisitions of office and indictmsnts 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 king: as the presentment of a nuisance, a libel, and the like; upon which the officer...
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How Say You?: A Review of the Movement for Abolishing the Grand Jury System ...

John Alexander Kains - Grand jury - 1893 - 99 pages
...inquest of Grand Jury, or without this preliminary sanction, so that it may be by indictment, presentment by a Grand Jury of any offence from their own knowledge...observation without any bill of indictment laid before them, or by coroner's inquests in case of homicide and the verdict of a jury in a civil case. Then there...
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The Penal Code of Pennsylvania, Volume 2

Pennsylvania, Isaac H. Shields - Criminal law - 1884
...as a jury may think fit to award." 3. " A presentment, properly speaking, is the notice taken by the grand jury of any offence, from their own 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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Reports of Cases Determined in the Supreme Court of the State of ..., Volume 109

California. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1896
...of the jurors. Blackstone defines a presentment as "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 the suit of the king." (3 Blackstone's Commentaries, 301.) 2 Hawkins Pleas of the Crown, chapter...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England in One Volume Together with a Copious ...

William Blackstone (Sir) - Great Britain - 1897 - 808 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 king ; as the presentment of a nuisance, upon which the officer of the court must...
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Blackstone's Commentaries Abridged

William Blackstone, William Cyrus Sprague - Law - 1899 - 544 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 king : as the presentment of a nuisance, a libel, and the like ; upon which the...
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XX Century Cyclopaedia and Atlas: Biography, History, Art, Science ..., Volume 7

1901
...presbytery for induction. 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 being laid before them at the suit of government. Preserved Provisions, PRESERVES. The preservation...
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Georgia Reports, Charlton -65 Georgia, Volume 1

Law reports, digests, etc - 1903
...should go, before the real merits of the case could be known. 15 *By the Court. A presentment being 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 state, upon which the officer of the court must afterwards frame an indictment,...
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The Several Modes of Instituting Criminal Proceedings in Pennsylvania: An ...

John Cromwell Bell - Criminal procedure - 1904 - 63 pages
...ancient character of witnesses.1 Two Classes of Presentments : (a) Blackstone defines Presentment to be the notice taken by a Grand Jury of any offence from their own knowledge and observation without any bill of indictment being laid before them at the suit of the Commonwealth....
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