true bill


Definition of true bill

: a bill of indictment endorsed by a grand jury as warranting prosecution of the accused

Examples of true bill in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The case was presented to a criminal grand jury, which returned a true bill Monday and led to the indictments, Anderson said. NBC News, 21 July 2021 The case was being presented to a Cuyahoga County grand jury on March 11, in hopes of a true bill that would put him before a judge in Mental Health Court. Thomas Jewell, cleveland, 13 Mar. 2021 The Multnomah County District Attorney announced the development Friday, one week after jurors issued a not-true bill against Dario Papa-Vicente on any charges related to the killing of Noah Terry. oregonlive, 16 Jan. 2021 Nevertheless, these cases do not result in no true bills. Andrew C. Mccarthy, National Review, 14 Sep. 2019 The grand jury returned a true bill (i.e., indictment) on Aug. 8. Michael Mccann,, 22 Aug. 2019 No competent federal prosecutor should ever get a no true bill from a grand jury. Andrew C. Mccarthy, National Review, 14 Sep. 2019 What would shock me, though, is if the experienced federal prosecutors handling McCabe’s case bungled their way into a no true bill. Andrew C. Mccarthy, National Review, 14 Sep. 2019 The grand jury returned a not true bill regarding Officer Nathan Kirby-Glatkowski, who shot and killed David Wayne Downs., 17 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of true bill

1616, in the meaning defined above

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“True bill.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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Legal Definition of true bill

— see bill sense 3b


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