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1. The act of presenting to view or to the mind: a bill of exchange that is payable on presentment.
a. An indictment.
b. The report of a grand jury concerning an alleged offense, used as a basis for an indictment.
1. the act of presenting or state of being presented; presentation
2. (Broadcasting) something presented, such as a picture, play, etc
3. (Law) law chiefly US a statement on oath by a grand jury of something within their own knowledge or observation, esp the commission of an offence when the indictment has been laid before them
4. (Commerce) commerce the presenting of a bill of exchange, promissory note, etc
1. an act of presenting, esp. to the mind, as an idea, view, etc.
2. the state of being presented.
3. a presentation.
4. the manner or mode in which something is presented.
5. a representation, picture, or likeness.
6. the presenting of a bill, note, or the like, as for acceptance or payment.
7. the written statement of an offense by a grand jury when no indictment has been laid before them.
8. a theatrical or dramatic presentation.
[1275–1325; Middle English presentement]
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|Noun||1.||presentment - an accusation of crime made by a grand jury on its own initiative|
due process, due process of law - (law) the administration of justice according to established rules and principles; based on the principle that a person cannot be deprived of life or liberty or property without appropriate legal procedures and safeguards
|2.||presentment - a document that must be accepted and paid by another person|
|3.||presentment - a show or display; the act of presenting something to sight or view; "the presentation of new data"; "he gave the customer a demonstration"|
show - the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining; "a remarkable show of skill"
exhibition - the act of exhibiting; "a remarkable exhibition of musicianship"
exposure - presentation to view in an open or public manner; "the exposure of his anger was shocking"
performance - the act of presenting a play or a piece of music or other entertainment; "we congratulated him on his performance at the rehearsal"; "an inspired performance of Mozart's C minor concerto"
lecture demonstration - presentation of an example of what the lecturer is discoursing about
counterdemonstration - a demonstration held in opposition to another demonstration; "supporters of the president organized a counterdemonstration in his support"