Definition of true bill in English:
A bill of indictment found by a grand jury to be supported by sufficient evidence to justify the hearing of a case.
- At least twelve of the jurymen had to find a true bill to present a defendant to further trial.
- Though arrested, she never faced trial as the grand jury did not find a true bill against her, presumably on the ground that she had behaved as an automaton.
- At the assizes in July 1754, the jury found a true bill against William Arundel, a tailor of York, ‘for traitorously and seditiously taking down from Micklegate Bar the heads of two rebels there affixed’.
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