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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 Grand Jury: Considered from an Historical, Political and Legal ...

George John Edwards - Grand jury - 1906 - 219 pages
...act in order to put a defendant upon his trial. I. By presentment.29 II. By indictment. A presentment is the notice taken by a grand jury of 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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Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the United States, Volume 201

United States. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1906
...IV, page 301 : "A presentment, properly speaking, is a 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, as the presentment of a nuisance, a libel, and the like ; upon which the officer...
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United States Reports: Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court at ... and Rules ...

United States. Supreme Court - Law reports, digests, etc - 1906
...IV, page 301 : "A presentment, properly speaking, is a 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, as the presentment of a nuisance, a libel, and the like; upon which the officer...
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The Supreme Court Reporter, Volume 26

Law reports, digests, etc - 1906
...latter case, in the form of a presentment. Says Blackstone in his Commentaries, bk. 4, p. 301 : "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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Federal Antitrust Decisions: Adjudicated Cases and Opinions of ..., Volume 12

United States. Courts - Antitrust law - 1907
...301: "A presentment, properly speaking, is a notice taken hy n grand .jury of any offense from tlieir own knowledge or 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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Webster's Practical Dictionary: A Practical Dictionary of the English ...

Noah Webster - English language - 1910 - 520 pages
...forth to view; delineation; representation. (Law.) Written notice taken by a grand jury of nny offense from their own knowledge or observation, without any bill of indictment laid before them ; bill of indictment found by a grand jury. Preaentient. pre-sen'shent.a. Perceiving beforehand. —...
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Reports of Cases Adjudged in the Court of Appeals of the District ..., Volume 36

District of Columbia. Court of Appeals - Law reports, digests, etc - 1911
...consideration. * * * 'A presentment, properly speaking, is a 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, as the presentment of a nuisance, a libel, and the like; upon which the officer...
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The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts ..., Volume 17

Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1912
...Presbyterianism. Presentation at Court. See COURT, PRESENTATION AT. Present'ment, in law, is properly speaking the notice taken by a grand jury of any offence, from...knowledge, or observation, without any bill of indictment being laid before them at the suit, of the crown; as the presentment of a nuisance, a libel, or the...
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The Federal Systems of the United States and the British Empire: Their ...

Arthur Pierre Poley - Australia - 1913 - 453 pages
...inquisitions of office and indictments by a grand jury. A presentment properly speaking, he explains, is the notice taken by a ' grand jury of any offence from their own knowledge and observation, without any bill of indictment laid before them at the suit of the King., " indictment....
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A History of Continental Criminal Procedure: With Special Reference to France

Adhémar Esmein - Criminal procedure - 1913 - 640 pages
...word, and it is with this that Blackstone begins his explanation of the methods of prosecution : " A presentment, properly speaking, is the notice taken by a grand jury of any offense of their own knowledge or observation, without any bill of indictment laid before them at the...
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