bill of indictment

noun phrase

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

Examples of bill of indictment in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to a 2022 grand jury bill of indictment, Hershey and Bradley reaped millions of dollars in undisclosed commissions from selling securities and never disclosed that to their investors, according to court documents. Joe Marusak, Charlotte Observer, 7 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

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 25 Jun. 2024.

Legal Definition

bill of indictment

see bill sense 3b

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