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bill of particulars

noun, Law.
a formal statement prepared by a plaintiff or a defendant itemizing a claim or counterclaim in a suit.
an itemized statement prepared by the prosecution and informing the accused of the charges in a criminal case.
Origin of bill of particulars
1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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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