true bill


Definition of true bill 

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

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Viale, a teacher, contends the Paris committee's $7.9 billion budget vastly underestimates the true bill and doesn't include the security tab. Linda Hervieux, NBC News, "Paris Welcomes Morale Boost From 2024 Summer Olympic Games," 12 Sep. 2017

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1616, in the meaning defined above

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true bill

Legal Definition of true bill 

see bill sense 3b

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evasion of direct action or statement

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