presentment

[ pri-zent-muh nt ]
/ prɪˈzɛnt mənt /

noun

Origin of presentment

1275–1325; Middle English presentement < Middle French. See present2, -ment
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British Dictionary definitions for presentment

presentment

/ (prɪˈzɛntmənt) /

noun

the act of presenting or state of being presented; presentation
something presented, such as a picture, play, etc
law, mainly US a statement on oath by a grand jury of something within their own knowledge or observation, esp the commission of an offence when the indictment has been laid before them
commerce the presenting of a bill of exchange, promissory note, etc
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Word Origin and History for presentment

presentment


n.

"act of presenting," c.1300, from Old French presentement "presentation (of a person) at a ceremony" (12c.), from presenter (see present (v.)).

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