a bill of indictment endorsed by a grand jury as being sufficiently supported by evidence to justify a hearing of the case.
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Origin of true bill
First recorded in 1760–70
Words nearby true bill
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Example sentences from the Web for true bill
To-morrow a true-bill will be found against you, and your trial may then come on immediately.
British Dictionary definitions for 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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