Definition of Bill of indictment
1. Noun. A formal document written for a prosecuting attorney charging a person with some offense.
Generic synonyms: Instrument, Legal Document, Legal Instrument, Official Document
Terms within: Charge, Complaint
Specialized synonyms: Murder Charge, Murder Indictment, True Bill
Derivative terms: Indict
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Literary usage of Bill of indictment
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1. A Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High Treason and ...by Thomas Bayly Howell, William Cobbett, David Jardine by Thomas Bayly Howell, William Cobbett, David Jardine (1816)
"Proceedings at the Old-Bailey, upon a Bill of Indictment for High Treason ... A bill of indictment was presented to the grand jury against lord Shaftesbury. ..."
2. The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England by John Campbell Campbell (1845)
"before the bill of indictment was to be prepared against him at the Old Bailey, came out "ABSALOM AND ACHITOPHEL *," the most lively ..."
3. The Practice of Magistrates' Courts by Thomas William Saunders (1858)
"Preparation of the Bill of Indictment,]—As soon ae the grand jury are charged the prosecutor may take his bill of indictment before them. ..."
4. The Parliamentary Debatesby Great Britain Parliament, Thomas Curson Hansard by Great Britain Parliament, Thomas Curson Hansard (1824)
"If that bill of indictment had been found by the jury in the state in which it was originally presented, could the persons, if found guilty, ever have been ..."
5. The Literary Life and Correspondence of the Countess of Blessington by Richard Robert Madden (1855)
"EVIDENCE AND FINDING OF JURY—bill of indictment AND SWORN INFORMATIONS: Copied verbatim from the original documents existing in the Crown Office of Clonmel. ..."
6. Cobbett's Complete Collection of State Trials and Proceedings for High by William Cobbett, David Jardine (1810)
"A bill of indictment was presented to the grand jury against lord Shaftesbury. The jury was composed of many of the chief citizens of London. ..."
7. Reports of State Trials: New Seriesby Great Britain State Trials Committee, John Macdonell, John Edward Power Wallis by Great Britain State Trials Committee, John Macdonell, John Edward Power Wallis (1889)
"Therefore this candid gentleman, this Attorney-General, who prosecutes only by bill of indictment, this lover of liberty, this Liberal Whig only puts that ..."