presentment

noun pre·sent·ment \ pri-ˈzent-mənt \
Updated on: 8 Nov 2017

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
3 a :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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First Known Use of presentment

15th century


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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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