true bill

noun

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 No competent federal prosecutor should ever get a no true bill from a grand jury. Andrew C. Mccarthy, National Review, "Why It’s Unlikely the McCabe Grand Jury Voted against Indictment," 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, "Why It’s Unlikely the McCabe Grand Jury Voted against Indictment," 14 Sep. 2019 The grand jury returned a not true bill regarding Officer Nathan Kirby-Glatkowski, who shot and killed David Wayne Downs. oregonlive.com, "Grand jury decides Portland police officer was justified in June 9 shooting," 17 Aug. 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, oregonlive, "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

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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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