bill of particulars
bill of particulars definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- an itemized statement of claims or counterclaims provided to the opposing party of a lawsuit
- an itemized statement of the facts alleged in a criminal complaint, provided by the prosecution to the accused
bill of particulars definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. bills of particulars LawThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
An itemization of charges, claims, or counterclaims in an action.
bill of particulars - Legal Definition
In criminal law, a written statement of the charges brought against the defendant specifying the details of the alleged acts of wrongdoing that will be brought up at trial. Such a document is usually filed in response to a defendant’s request for more specific information when the criminal charges are vague or ambiguous. In some states, a bill of particulars can also be used in civil actions.