nounLaw , chiefly historical
A formal presentation of information to a court, especially by a sworn jury regarding an offense or other matter.
- Now they are seeking to bring criminal proceedings and it is incorrect to assert that they could have coupled all these in the one presentment.
- In one case, the bishop and I believed that the allegations met the standard and so referred the matter to the standing committee, which then issued a presentment.
- The main reason I am returning your presentment is that I have doubts about the validity of this alleged ‘debt.’
Middle English: from Old French presentement, from presenter 'place before' (see present3).
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