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 bill of indictment against the accused was read out at the procedural session.
Mercifully, Mr Pompeo's bill of indictment didn't include the Authority that represents the Palestinian people, who are now undergoing a fresh wave of persecution at the hands of Israel.
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The bill of indictment prepared by Israeli prosecutors accused Ozkan of "helping and providing various services to Hamas, disturbing peace and bringing enemy money into Israel".
Sitting at Preston Crown Court, Sir Peter lifted the legal restriction on Duckenfield's prosecution, called a 'stay', and granted a voluntary bill of indictment to allow the case to proceed.
The prosecutors sent a bill of indictment to the court yesterday and published a summary of the investigation.
Those were not listed as formal charges on the bill of indictment but will be taken into account by the judge when he is sentenced.
In an article published on Foreign Policy on May 22, Hannah said that Qatar "the key backer -- politically, financially, militarily, and ideologically via Al Jazeera, the Doha-based state-funded broadcaster -- of some of the region's most radical, destabilizing, and dangerous forces." "The bill of indictment against Qatar is too long to rehash in full.
To refuse to allow a bill of indictment to proceed to the Grand Jury, Lynch would have to be willing to sacrifice her future for the sake of a Clinton presidency.
of blood," Babington explained, "where the Bill of Indictment