bill of indictment

noun phrase

Definition of bill of indictment

: an indictment before it is found or ignored by the grand jury

First Known Use of bill of indictment

circa 1530, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bill of indictment was circa 1530

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“Bill of indictment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bill%20of%20indictment. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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bill of indictment

Legal Definition of bill of indictment

see bill sense 3b

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