bill of indictment


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bill of indictment

n
(Law) criminal law a formal document accusing a person or persons of crime, formerly presented to a grand jury for certification as a true bill but now signed by a court official

bill′ of indict′ment


n.
a written accusation submitted to a grand jury for its decision.
[1525–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bill of indictment - a formal document written for a prosecuting attorney charging a person with some offense
legal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument - (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right
charge, complaint - (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense; "he was arrested on a charge of larceny"
murder charge, murder indictment - an indictment charging someone with murder
true bill - an indictment endorsed by a grand jury
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The prosecutors sent a bill of indictment to the court yesterday and published a summary of the investigation.
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In its bill of indictment, the prosecution accused the four men of belonging to a covert organisation that worked against the major principles on which the UAE regime is based.