bill of particularsbill of particulars
- 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
nounpl. bills of particulars
A more detailed specification of the charges or claims set out in the papers initiating a lawsuit, as requested by the other party.
(plural bills of particulars)
- (law) A written statement or specification of the particulars of the demand for which an action at law is brought, or of a defendant's set-off against such demand, furnished by one of the parties to the other, either voluntarily or in compliance with a judge's order for that purpose.
- (law) A written statement or specification of the charges made against a defendant.
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.