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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.’
- ‘The main reason I am returning your presentment is that I have doubts about the validity of this alleged ‘debt.’’
- ‘For instance, there are a number of bishops who signed the presentment against Bishop Righter, who at this point in time have said, ‘I'm really sorry I ever did that.’’
- ‘I applaud Janet Kraft, together with those who signed the 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.’
Middle English: from Old French presentement, from presenter ‘place before’ (see present).
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