bill of indictment


noun Law.

a written accusation submitted to a grand jury for its decision.

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British Dictionary definitions for bill of indictment

bill of indictment

noun

criminal law a formal document accusing a person or persons of crime, formerly presented to a grand jury for certification as a true bill but now signed by a court official
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