true bill


noun

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

Nearby words

  1. trudy,
  2. true,
  3. true ankylosis,
  4. true anomaly,
  5. true believer,
  6. true blue,
  7. true bug,
  8. true colors,
  9. true conjugate,
  10. true course

Compare no bill.

Origin of true bill

First recorded in 1760–70

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true bill

noun

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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