bill of particulars
bill of particulars see bill 3a, b

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

bill of particulars
n.
In criminal law, a written statement by the prosecution describing in detail its allegations against the defendant and informing the court and the defendant what the prosecution’s case will be.

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


bill of particulars
A document, written by a plaintiff or prosecutor at the request of a defendant in a civil or criminal action, that sets out detailed information about the claims or charges being brought against the defendant.Knowing these particulars, the defendant is able to mount a defense.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


bill of particulars
n. In criminal law, a written statement of the charges brought against the defendant specifying the details of the alleged acts of wrongdoing that will be brought up at trial. Such a document is usually filed in response to a defendant's request for more specific information when the criminal charges are vague or ambiguous. In some states, a bill of particulars can also be used in civil actions.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


bill of particulars
A written statement used in both civil and criminal actions that is submitted by a plaintiff or a prosecutor at the request of a defendant, giving the defendant detailed information concerning the claims or charges made against him or her.

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


bill of particulars
I
A written statement used in both civil and criminal actions that is submitted by a plaintiff or a prosecutor at the request of a defendant, giving the defendant detailed information concerning the claims or charges made against him or her.
II A statement of the details of the charge made against the defendant.

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

bill of particulars
n.
   a written itemization of claims which a defendant in a lawsuit can demand of the plaintiff to find out what are the details of the claims. Thus, a general claim that defendant owes plaintiff $50,000 for goods delivered or damaged must be broken down so the defendant can understand and defend. In criminal cases it can give an accused person notice of the factual bases for the charges.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Bill of particulars — 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

  • bill of particulars — n. Law 1. an itemized statement of claims or counterclaims provided to the opposing party of a lawsuit 2. an itemized statement of the facts alleged in a criminal complaint, provided by the prosecution to the accused …   English World dictionary

  • Bill of particulars — Particular Par*tic u*lar, n. 1. A separate or distinct member of a class, or part of a whole; an individual fact, point, circumstance, detail, or item, which may be considered separately; as, the particulars of a story. [1913 Webster] Particulars …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bill of Particulars — In law, a Bill of Particulars is a list of written statements made by a party to a court proceeding, upon demand of another party, that sets forth details of a claim or defense.A bill of particulars may be used in either criminal defense or in… …   Wikipedia

  • bill of Particulars — noun the particular events to be dealt with in a criminal trial; advises the defendant and the court of the facts the defendant will be required to meet • Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence • Hypernyms: ↑allegation, ↑allegement • Part Holonyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bill of particulars — bill′ of partic′ulars n. law an itemized statement of claims or charges in a case, or the counterclaims of a defendant • Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • bill of particulars — noun a) A written statement or specification of the particulars of the demand for which an action at law is brought, or of a defendants set off against such demand, furnished by one of the parties to the other, either voluntarily or in compliance …   Wiktionary

  • bill of particulars — Synonyms and related words: accusal, accusation, accusing, allegation, allegement, arraignment, blame, bringing of charges, bringing to book, charge, complaint, count, delation, denouncement, denunciation, impeachment, implication, imputation,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bill of particulars — In civil actions: An amplification or more particular specification of the matter set forth in a pleading, which may be ordered on motion therefor by the adverse party, the purpose of which is to inform the adverse party of the precise nature of… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • bill of particulars — Date: 1831 a detailed listing of charges or claims brought in a legal action or of a defendant s response or counterclaim …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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