presentment

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noun pre·sent·ment \pri-ˈzent-mənt\

Definition of presentment

  1. 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. 2 :  the act of offering at the proper time and place a document (as a bill of exchange) that calls for acceptance or payment by another

  3. 3a :  the act of presenting to view or consciousnessb :  something set forth, presented, or exhibitedc :  the aspect in which something is presented

15th Century

First Known Use of presentment

15th century


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presentment

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noun pre·sent·ment \pri-ˈzent-mənt\

Legal Definition of presentment

  1. 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. 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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