presentment
pre·sent·ment /pri-'zent-mənt/ n
1: the act of presenting to an authority a formal statement of a matter to be dealt with; specif: the notice or accusation of an offense by a grand jury on the initiative of the jury members or on the basis of their own knowledge without a bill of indictment laid before them
2: the act of producing or offering at the proper place and time a document (as a negotiable instrument) that calls for acceptance and payment by another: a demand for payment of an instrument upon a party liable for payment on behalf of the holder

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

presentment
I noun accusation, arraignment, charge, citation, imputation, indictment, information II index charge (accusation), claim (legal demand), dedication, dispensation (act of dispensing), endowment, expression (manifestation), indictment, largess (gift)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


presentment
n.
(1) A written accusation of a crime created and signed by the members of a grand jury and presented to the court.
(2) The act of presenting a negotiable instrument to the person responsible for paying it in order to receive payment.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


presentment
presentation. A bill of exchange must be duly presented for payment; if it is not so presented, the drawer and indorsers will be discharged. Where a bill is not payable on demand, presentment must be made on the day it falls due; if it is payable on demand, it must be presented within a reasonable time. In the case of a bill payable after sight, presentment for acceptance (as opposed to payment) is necessary in order to fix its maturity date.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


presentment
1) A demand for payment of a promissory note when it is due.
2) A formal written accusation to a court by a grand jury, made on its own initiative without a request or presentation of evidence by the local prosecutor.
Category: Criminal Law
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


presentment
n.
1 A formal written document of accusation returned by a grand jury on its own, without the prosecutor's having submitted a prior request for indictment. It is signed by all members of the grand jury, as distinct from an indictment, which is signed only by the foreman. Presentments are obsolete in federal courts.
2 The production of a formal negotiable document, such as a promissory note, for payment.
3 The delivery to a court of a formal document about a legal matter to be dealt with.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


presentment
A grand jury statement that a crime was committed; a written notice, initiated by a grand jury, that states that a crime occurred and that an indictment should be drawn.
In relation to commercial paper, presentment is a demand for the payment or acceptance of a negotiable instrument, such as a check. The holder of a negotiable instrument generally makes a presentment to the maker, acceptor, drawer, or drawee.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


presentment
I
A grand jury statement that a crime was committed; a written notice, initiated by a grand jury, that states that a crime occurred and that an indictment should be drawn.
 
In relation to commercial paper, presentment is a demand for the payment or acceptance of a negotiable instrument, such as a check. The holder of a negotiable instrument generally makes a presentment to the maker, acceptor, drawer, or drawee.
II Declaration or document issued by a grand jury that either makes a neutral report or notes misdeeds by officials charged with specified public duties. It ordinarily does not include a formal charge of crime. A presentment differs from an indictment.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

presentment
n.
   1) making a demand for payment of a promissory note when it is due.
   2) a report to a court by a Grand Jury, made on its own initiative without a request or presentation of evidence by the local prosecutor, that a "public" crime (illegal act by public officials or affecting the public good) has been committed.
   See also: Grand Jury, promissory note

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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