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 consciousnessb : something set forth, presented, or exhibitedc : the aspect in which something is presented
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RELATED: First of 37 Defendants Sentenced in Fatal Hazing Case Kwan, Lai, Lam, and Wong were all originally charged in a grand jury presentment with seven criminal counts, including third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter.
Groaning and shivering, Deng was brought into the living room, but wasn't driven to a hospital for at least an hour, the grand jury presentment said.
Prosecutors had also charged the fraternity with those same seven counts, according to the presentment.
The criminal presentment against some of the fraternity members shows electronic messages urging the pledges not to talk, and to clean up the alcohol in the basement.
The alleged details in the grand jury presentment, which suggest the inhumane treatment of a student forced through hazing to consume dangerous amounts of alcohol and endure hours of suffering, are sickening and difficult to understand.
Later video showed Piazza on a couch, unresponsive even as fraternity brothers poured water on his face, his left arm falling limply when someone lifted it, according to the grand jury presentment.
The other way to veto a bill is within five days after presentment.
CheckFree actually brought a presentment service, called E-Bill, out of the pilot phase and onto the market in March 1997.
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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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