presentment


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presentment

an act or manner of presenting; the act of presenting information: The principal made the presentment.
Not to be confused with:
presentiment – foreboding; a vague expectation: I had a presentiment that there would be an accident.

pre·sent·ment

 (prĭ-zĕnt′mənt)
n.
1. The act of presenting to view or to the mind: a bill of exchange that is payable on presentment.
2. Law
a. An indictment.
b. The report of a grand jury concerning an alleged offense, used as a basis for an indictment.

presentment

(prɪˈzɛntmənt)
n
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

pre•sent•ment

(prɪˈzɛnt mənt)

n.
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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.presentment - an accusation of crime made by a grand jury on its own initiativepresentment - 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
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
2.presentment - a document that must be accepted and paid by another person
billing, charge - request for payment of a debt; "they submitted their charges at the end of each month"
3.presentment - a show or displaypresentment - 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"
References in classic literature ?
The limit of length in relation to dramatic competition and sensuous presentment, is no part of artistic theory.
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation.
She had always liked the physical presentment of Joe, but it was a presentment of clothes, and she had thought the pleasingness of it due to the neatness and taste with which he dressed.
But it was especially the aspect of the three chief officers of the ship, the mates, which was most forcibly calculated to allay these colorless misgivings, and induce confidence and cheerfulness in every presentment of the voyage.
Not merely the manner of presentment, the substance, and also the style and versification have undergone a change.
The curious flood of sentiment, which had led him to gamble for the child's picture, had merged with equal suddenness into passion at the coming of her later presentment.
You have heard the presentment that the grand jury have made, Nathaniel Bumppo,” said the Judge; “what do you plead to the charge?
It carried her through weary months of nursing --nursing of other soldiers for Tom's dear sake; it sent her home a better woman; and though she had never left Riverboro in all the years that lay between, and had grown into the counterfeit presentment of her sister and of all other thin, spare, New England spinsters, it was something of a counterfeit, and underneath was still the faint echo of that wild heart- beat of her girlhood.
It was worse when it began to be clothed upon with detestable attributes; and out of the shifting, insubstantial mists that had so long baffled his eye, there leaped up the sudden, definite presentment of a fiend.
I had not at that time seen the ideal presentment of this chamber which has since gratified me so much, but I observed that one of our friends who had made the arrangements for our voyage, turned pale on entering, retreated on the friend behind him.
The lurid presentment so powerfully affected her imagination in the silence of the sleeping house that her nightgown became damp with perspiration, and the bedstead shook with each throb of her heart.
Mrs Varden having cut in, looked at a box upon the mantelshelf, painted in imitation of a very red-brick dwelling-house, with a yellow roof; having at top a real chimney, down which voluntary subscribers dropped their silver, gold, or pence, into the parlour; and on the door the counterfeit presentment of a brass plate, whereon was legibly inscribed 'Protestant Association:'--and looking at it, said, that it was to her a source of poignant misery to think that Varden never had, of all his substance, dropped anything into that temple, save once in secret--as she afterwards discovered--two fragments of tobacco-pipe, which she hoped would not be put down to his last account.