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presentment

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noun pre·sent·ment \pri-ˈzent-mənt\

Definition of presentment

  1. 1 :  the act of presenting to an authority a formal statement of a matter to be dealt with; specifically :  the notice taken or statement made by a grand jury of an offense from their own knowledge without a bill of indictment laid before them

  2. 2 :  the act of offering at the proper time and place a document (as a bill of exchange) that calls for acceptance or payment by another

  3. 3 a :  the act of presenting to view or consciousness b :  something set forth, presented, or exhibited c :  the aspect in which something is presented



14th Century

First Known Use of presentment

14th century

Rhymes with presentment


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