Legal Definition and Related Resources of Bill of indictment
Meaning of Bill of indictment
In practice. A written accusation of one or more persons of a crime or misdemeanor, lawfully presented to a grand jury. See “Indictment.”
What does Bill Of Indictment mean in American Law?
The definition of Bill Of Indictment in the law of the United States, as defined by the lexicographer Arthur Leff in his legal dictionary is:
The formal written charges of crime presented to a grand jury for its consideration. When the grand jury has made its additions and modifications if any, and found a “true bill,” i.e., decided that the defendant should stand trial, what it issues is called the indictment.
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Bill of indictment in Law Enforcement
Main Entry: Law Enforcement in the Legal Dictionary. This section provides, in the context of Law Enforcement, a partial definition of bill of indictment.
- Law Enforcement Officer
- Police Officer
- Law Enforcement Agency
- bill of indictment in A Dictionary of Law Enforcement (Oxford University Press)
- bill of indictment in the Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement
- A Treatise on the Police of the Metropolis
English Legal System: Bill of Indictment
In the context of the English law, A Dictionary of Law provides the following legal concept of Bill of Indictment : A formal written accusation charging someone with an *indictable offence. The usual method of preferring a bill of indictment (i.e. bringing it before the appropriate court) is by committal proceedings before a magistrates’ court (See committal for trial).
See also indictment.