presentment

noun
pre·​sent·​ment | \ pri-ˈzent-mənt How to pronounce presentment (audio) \

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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Recent Examples on the Web The deal marks Usio’s return to the electronic bill payment and presentment industry. Patrick Danner, ExpressNews.com, "San Antonio’s Usio acquires Information Management Solutions’ assets," 16 Dec. 2020 As the rush of a campaign meets the reality of governing, incoming presidents and staffers grow frustrated with the messy details of bicameralism and presentment—sign-off from both chambers and the president—required to enact new laws. Luther Strange, WSJ, "Liberty’s Last Line of Defense," 1 Dec. 2020 The officer eventually settled a lawsuit against the city, the department and Holmes, the presentment said. Ray Sanchez And Mirna Alsharif, CNN, "Top Philadelphia police commander accused of sexually assaulting officers he mentored," 25 Oct. 2019 Prosecutors charged him with robbery and he was jailed after a presentment hearing, according to court files. Clarence Williams, Washington Post, "The robber wore red boxers. His target: a paramedic at a hospital.," 30 July 2019 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

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First Known Use of presentment

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Presentment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/presentment. Accessed 27 Feb. 2021.

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presentment

noun
pre·​sent·​ment | \ pri-ˈzent-mənt How to pronounce presentment (audio) \

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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