presentment

noun
pre·​sent·​ment | \pri-ˈzent-mənt \

Definition of presentment 

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

3a : the act of presenting to view or consciousness

b : something set forth, presented, or exhibited

c : the aspect in which something is presented

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Stitt filed habeas writs and argued for their presentment in a Thursday hearing before Chief U.S. District Judge Barry Ted Moskowitz. Kristina Davis, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Problems getting detainees to court on time magnified under 'zero-tolerance' immigration crackdown," 24 June 2018 The presentment said Coffey consumed a bottle of bourbon he was given. CBS News, "9 face hazing charges in alcohol-linked death of FSU frat pledge Andrew Coffey," 17 Jan. 2018 The presentment said Coffey consumed a bottle of bourbon he was given. CBS News, "9 face hazing charges in alcohol-linked death of FSU frat pledge Andrew Coffey," 17 Jan. 2018 The presentment said Coffey consumed a bottle of bourbon he was given. CBS News, "9 face hazing charges in alcohol-linked death of FSU frat pledge Andrew Coffey," 17 Jan. 2018 The presentment said Coffey consumed a bottle of bourbon he was given. Joe Reedy, Sun-Sentinel.com, "FSU to use some grand jury ideas after death of frat pledge from South Florida," 21 Dec. 2017 The presentment establishes a timeline and how Coffey died. Washington Post, "Grand jury: Enough evidence for charges in FSU pledge death," 19 Dec. 2017 The presentment said Coffey consumed a bottle of bourbon he was given. Joe Reedy, Sun-Sentinel.com, "FSU to use some grand jury ideas after death of frat pledge from South Florida," 21 Dec. 2017 The events of that night and the morning after, as detailed in the grand-jury presentment, were both horrific and disturbing. Benjamin Wallace, vanityfair.com, "How a Fatal Frat Hazing Became Penn State’s Latest Campus Crisis," 3 Oct. 2017

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15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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presentment

noun
pre·​sent·​ment | \pri-ˈzent-mənt \

Legal Definition of presentment 

1 : the act of presenting to an authority a formal statement of a matter to be dealt with specifically : the notice or accusation of an offense by a grand jury on the initiative of the jury members or on the basis of their own knowledge without a bill of indictment laid before them

2 : the act of producing or offering at the proper place and time a document (as a negotiable instrument) that calls for acceptance and payment by another : a demand for payment of an instrument upon a party liable for payment on behalf of the holder

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