bill of indictment

noun Law.
a written accusation submitted to a grand jury for its decision.
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bill of indictment
 
n
criminal law a formal document accusing a person or persons of crime, formerly presented to a grand jury for certification as a true bill but now signed by a court official

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The sessions are held in secrecy to determine whether there is sufficient evidence to warrant a true bill of indictment.
Collins pleaded guilty to all of the charges contained in a bill of indictment.
Following the investigation, the prosecutor prepares a bill of indictment and the case is transferred to the court.
Following the investigation the prosecutor prepares a bill of indictment and the case is transferred to the court.
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