true bill
noun Date: 1766 a bill of indictment endorsed by a grand jury as warranting prosecution of the accused

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  • true bill — see bill 3b Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. true bill …   Law dictionary

  • true bill — true′ bill′ n. law a bill of indictment in which a grand jury indicates that a hearing of the case is justified • Etymology: 1760–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • true bill — n. a bill of indictment endorsed by a grand jury as supported by evidence sufficient to warrant a trial …   English World dictionary

  • true bill — noun an indictment endorsed by a grand jury • Hypernyms: ↑indictment, ↑bill of indictment * * * noun : a bill of indictment returned by the grand jury endorsed as warranting prosecution of the accused under the indictment * * * a bill of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • true bill — An indictment found by the concurrence of the requisite number of grand jurors, as indicated by the indorsement of the words true bill on the instrument. 27 Am J1st Indict § 30 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • true bill — a bill of indictment endorsed by a grand jury as being sufficiently supported by evidence to justify a hearing of the case. Cf. no bill. [1760 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • true bill — noun US Law a bill of indictment found by a grand jury to be supported by sufficient evidence to justify prosecution …   English new terms dictionary

  • A true bill — Bill Bill, n. [OE. bill, bille, fr. LL. billa (or OF. bille), for L. bulla anything rounded, LL., seal, stamp, letter, edict, roll; cf. F. bille a ball, prob. fr. Ger.; cf. MHG. bickel, D. bikkel, dice. Cf. {Bull} papal edict, {Billet} a paper.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A true bill — True True (tr[udd]), a. [Compar. {Truer} (tr[udd] [ e]r); superl. {Truest}.] [OE. trewe, AS. tre[ o]we faithful, true, from tre[ o]w fidelity, faith, troth; akin to OFries. triuwe, adj., treuwa, n., OS. triuwi, adj., trewa, n., D. trouw, adj. & n …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • no true bill — n: no bill at bill 3b Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

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