presentment[prē zent′mənt, pri-]
presentment 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.
the act of presenting; presentation; specif.,
- an exhibition; thing presented to view
- Commerce the producing of a note, bill of exchange, etc. for acceptance or payment at the proper time and place
- Law the notice taken or report made by a grand jury of an offense on the basis of the jury's own knowledge and observations and without a bill of indictment
- Philos. presentation (sense )
Origin: Middle English ; from Old French presentement ; from presenter: see present,
presentment definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The 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.
- a. The act of presenting to view or to the mind.b. Something expressed, presented, or exhibited.c. The light in which something is presented.
- Law a. The act of submitting or presenting a formal statement of a legal matter to a court or an authorized person.b. The report written by a grand jury concerning an offense and based on the jury's own knowledge and observation.
- The act of presenting a bill or note for payment.
presentment - Legal Definition
- A formal written document of accusation returned by a grand jury on its own, without the prosecutor’s having submitted a prior request for indictment. It is signed by all members of the grand jury, as distinct from an indictment, which is signed only by the foreman. Presentments are obsolete in federal courts.
- The production of a formal negotiable document, such as a promissory note, for payment.
- The delivery to a court of a formal document about a legal matter to be dealt with.