Presentment

Definition of Presentment

Pre`sent´ment
n.1.The act of presenting, or the state of being presented; presentation.
2.Setting forth to view; delineation; appearance; representation; exhibition.
Power to cheat the eye with blear illusion,
And give it false presentment.
- Milton.
3.(Law) The notice taken by a grand jury of any offence from their own knowledge or observation, without any bill of indictment laid before them, as, the presentment of a nuisance, a libel, or the like; also, an inquisition of office and indictment by a grand jury; an official accusation presented to a tribunal by the grand jury in an indictment, or the act of offering an indictment; also, the indictment itself.
Presentment of a bill of exchange
the offering of a bill to the drawee for acceptance, or to the acceptor for payment. See Bill of exchange, under Bill.
- Mozley & W.

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