bill of particulars

noun Law.
1.
a formal statement prepared by a plaintiff or a defendant itemizing a claim or counterclaim in a suit.
2.
an itemized statement prepared by the prosecution and informing the accused of the charges in a criminal case.

Origin:
1855–60

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Example sentences
The court may direct the filing of a bill of particulars.
Moreover, appellant fails to demonstrate that he was prejudiced by counsel's failure to obtain the bill of particulars.
The government has failed to respond to the defendant's motion for a bill of particulars and the time for response has expired.
The decision to order a bill of particulars is within the sound discretion of the trial court.
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