A true bill


Related to A true bill: indictment
a bill of indictment sanctioned by a grand jury.
- McElrath.
(Law) a bill of indictment which is returned by the grand jury so indorsed, signifying that the charges to be true.

See also: Bill, True

References in classic literature ?
In one day afterwards, the Grand jury found a True Bill against Christopher Nubbles for felony; and in two days from that finding, the aforesaid Christopher Nubbles was called upon to plead Guilty or Not Guilty to an Indictment for that he the said Christopher did feloniously abstract and steal from the dwelling-house and office of one Sampson Brass, gentleman, one Bank Note for Five Pounds issued by the Governor and Company of the Bank of England; in contravention of the Statutes in that case made and provided, and against the peace of our Sovereign Lord the King, his crown and dignity.