true bill

noun

Definition of true bill

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

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All felony arrests go before a grand jury to either charge (true bill) or decline to charge (no bill) the suspect. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al.com, "Marshae Jones will not be tried for manslaughter in unborn baby’s death, DA says," 3 July 2019 All felony arrests go before a grand jury to either charge (true bill) or decline to charge (no bill) the suspect. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al.com, "Marshae Jones will not be tried for manslaughter in unborn baby’s death, DA says," 3 July 2019 All felony arrests go before a grand jury to either charge (true bill) or decline to charge (no bill) the suspect. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al.com, "Marshae Jones will not be tried for manslaughter in unborn baby’s death, DA says," 3 July 2019 All felony arrests go before a grand jury to either charge (true bill) or decline to charge (no bill) the suspect. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al.com, "Marshae Jones will not be tried for manslaughter in unborn baby’s death, DA says," 3 July 2019 All felony arrests go before a grand jury to either charge (true bill) or decline to charge (no bill) the suspect. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al.com, "Marshae Jones will not be tried for manslaughter in unborn baby’s death, DA says," 3 July 2019 All felony arrests go before a grand jury to either charge (true bill) or decline to charge (no bill) the suspect. Carol Robinson | Crobinson@al.com, al.com, "Marshae Jones’ lawyers say arrest subjects victim of violence to more ‘distress and harm.’," 28 June 2019 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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Legal Definition of true bill

see bill sense 3b

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