bill of particulars

noun phrase

: a detailed listing of charges or claims brought in a legal action or of a defendant's response or counterclaim

Word History

First Known Use

1815, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bill of particulars was in 1815

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Cite this Entry

“Bill of particulars.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Mar. 2023.

Legal Definition

bill of particulars

see bill sense 3a, b

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