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PRESENTMENT

Agrand jurystatement 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 tocommercial 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.

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presentment

pre·sent·ment / priˈzentmənt/ • n. Law, chiefly hist. a formal presentation of information to a court, esp. by a sworn jury regarding an offense or other matter.

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presentment

presentment: see indictment.

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