true bill


a bill of indictment endorsed by a grand jury as being sufficiently supported by evidence to justify a hearing of the case.

Compare no bill.

Origin of true bill

First recorded in 1760–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for true bill

accusation, arraignment, claim, indictment, impeachment

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British Dictionary definitions for true bill

true bill


criminal law (formerly in Britain; now only US) the endorsement made on a bill of indictment by a grand jury certifying it to be supported by sufficient evidence to warrant committing the accused to trial
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