Definition of Presentment

1. Noun. An accusation of crime made by a grand jury on its own initiative.

Exact synonyms: Notification
Generic synonyms: Due Process, Due Process Of Law
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law



2. Noun. A document that must be accepted and paid by another person.
Generic synonyms: Billing, Charge

3. Noun. A show or display; the act of presenting something to sight or view. "He gave the customer a demonstration"
Exact synonyms: Demonstration, Presentation
Generic synonyms: Show
Specialized synonyms: Exhibition, Exposure, Performance, Lecture Demonstration, Counterdemonstration
Derivative terms: Demonstrate, Present, Present, Present, Present

Definition of Presentment

1. n. The act of presenting, or the state of being presented; presentation.

Definition of Presentment

1. Noun. (legal) A statement made on oath by a jury. (defdate from 15th c.) ¹

2. Noun. (context: ecclesiastical law) A formal complaint submitted to a bishop or archdeacon. (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

3. Noun. The act of presenting something for acceptance; now specifically, presenting something (e.g. a bill or cheque) for payment. (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

4. Noun. (rare) An artistic representation; a picture. (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

5. Noun. Presentation of a performance, as of a play or work of music. (defdate from 17th c.) ¹

6. Noun. (rare) The aspect or form in which something presents itself; appearance. (defdate from 17th c.) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Presentment

1. [n -S]

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Literary usage of Presentment

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Carey Jones (1915)
"As to the presentment: that, by the general custom of manors, ... And therefore, if the surrender be conditional, and the presentment be absolute, ..."

2. A Law Dictionary: Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States by John Bouvier (1856)
"The principal circumstances concerning presentment, are the person to whom, ... In general the presentment for payment should be made to the maker of a note ..."

3. The Law of Contracts by Samuel Williston, Clarence Martin Lewis (1920)
"delay ceases to operate, presentment must be made with reasonable diligence.98 Section 82.—[WHEN presentment MAY BE DISPENSED WITH.] presentment for payment ..."

4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"it wei«, that it was to be collected if paid; and if not paid on presentment it was to be protested and notice of non-payment sent to the in- ..."

5. Handbook of the Law of Bills and Notes by Charles Phelps Norton, Harold McLean Wilkie (1914)
"The presentment of a bill or note is commonly as follows: (a) Of a bill for ... presentment for acceptance may be made at any time before maturity, ..."

6. Hand-book of the Law of Bills and Notes by Charles Phelps Norton, William Lawrence Clark (1896)
"We shall first examine the subject of presentment, stating the rules as to its nature ... presentment. 133. The presentment of a bill or note is commonly as ..."

7. Hand-book of the Law of Bills and Notes by Charles Phelps Norton, Francis Buchanan Tiffany (1900)
"We shall first examine the subject of presentment, stating the rules as to its nature ... presentment. 133. The presentment of a bill or note is commonly as ..."

8. A Treatise on the Law of Evidence by Samuel March Phillipps (1822)
"Drawer's signature and presentment. varies from that in the former case, in omitting the allegation of a presentment for acceptance, and averring that the ..."

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