bill of indictment

noun phrase

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

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1530, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bill of indictment was circa 1530

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“Bill of indictment.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

Legal Definition

bill of indictment

see bill sense 3b

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