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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 Continental Legal History Series, Volume 5

Law - 1913
...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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American and English Annotated Cases: Containing the Important Cases ...

Law - 1916
...presentments, properly so called, but [205] 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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Legal Definitions: A Collection of Words and Phrases as Applied ..., Volume 2

Law - 1920
...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.' " In Re Grosbois, 109 Cal. 448 quoting 3 Blackstone's Commentaries, 301....
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Cases on Criminal Law

Augustin Derby - Criminal law - 1923 - 825 pages
...presented upon oath by a grand jury. A presentment 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 the suit of the government, upon which the prosecuting attorney must afterwards frame an indictment....
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Task Force Report; Organized Crime: Annotations and Consultants' Papers

United States. Task Force on Organized Crime - Gangs - 1967 - 126 pages
...situation not amounting to an indictment. The presentment Is the notice taken by & grand jury of an offense from their own knowledge or observation without any bill of indictment laid before them at the suit of the King. 4 BLACKSTONK, COMMENTARIES 301 (Andrews ed. 1899) . From the English presentment...
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Federal Grand Jury: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Immigration ...

United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and International Law - Criminal justice, Administration of - 1976 - 735 pages
...presented to the grand jury, while "presentment" was "the notice taken by a grand jury of any effense from their own knowledge or observation, without any bill of Indictment laid before them at the suit of the king." 4 Blackstone's Conwnentaries 275 (New ed. 1813). "Reports" on the other hand...
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A Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage

Bryan A. Garner - Law - 2001 - 953 pages
...was "the notice taken, or statement made, by a grand jury of any offense or unlawful state of affairs from their own knowledge or observation, without any bill of indictment laid before them" (W2). Through a historical transference of meaning, indictment, which originally referred to the accusation...
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New York Field Codes 1850-1865

New York (State). Commissioners of the Code, David Dudley Field - Law - 1998 - 3634 pages
...says he, " known to our penal code, is that -which is originated by the presentment of a grand jury. A . 7 : : : :h knowlege or observation, without any bill of indictment being laid before them at the suit of the commonwealth....
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Grand Jury Practice

Howard W. Goldstein, Steven M. Witzel - Law - 2020 - 824 pages
...Jury." US Const. Amend. V. 3 See 4 Blackstone, Commentaries 298, describing presentments as follows: "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 ....
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A New Law Dictionary: Containing Explanations of Such Technical Terms and ...

Henry James Holthouse, Henry Penington - Law - 1999 - 495 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, am PRESUMPTION (presumptio). That...
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