'Presentment' definitions:

Definition of 'presentment'

(from WordNet)
An accusation of crime made by a grand jury on its own initiative [syn: presentment, notification]
A document that must be accepted and paid by another person
A show or display; the act of presenting something to sight or view; "the presentation of new data"; "he gave the customer a demonstration" [syn: presentation, presentment, demonstration]

Definition of 'Presentment'

  • Presentment \Pre*sent"ment\, n.
  • 1. The act of presenting, or the state of being presented; presentation. " Upon the heels of my presentment." --Shak. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. Setting forth to view; delineation; appearance; representation; exhibition. [1913 Webster]
  • Power to cheat the eye with blear illusion, And give it false presentment. --Milton. [1913 Webster]
  • 3. (Law) (a) The notice taken by a grand jury of any offence from their own knowledge or observation, without any bill of indictment laid before them, as, the presentment of a nuisance, a libel, or the like; also, an inquisition of office and indictment by a grand jury; an official accusation presented to a tribunal by the grand jury in an indictment, or the act of offering an indictment; also, the indictment itself. (b) The official notice (formerly required to be given in court) of the surrender of a copyhold estate. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]
  • Presentment of a bill of exchange, the offering of a bill to the drawee for acceptance, or to the acceptor for payment. See Bill of exchange, under Bill. --Mozley & W. [1913 Webster]