presentment

[pri-zent-muhnt]
noun
1.
an act of presenting, especially to the mind, as an idea, view, etc.
2.
the state of being presented.
4.
the manner or mode in which something is presented.
5.
a representation, picture, or likeness.
6.
Commerce. the presenting of a bill, note, or the like, as for acceptance or payment.
7.
Law. the written statement of an offense by a grand jury, of their own knowledge or observation, when no indictment has been laid before them.
8.
a theatrical or dramatic presentation.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English presentement < Middle French. See present2, -ment

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presentment (prɪˈzɛntmənt)
 
n
1.  the act of presenting or state of being presented; presentation
2.  something presented, such as a picture, play, etc
3.  chiefly (US) law a statement on oath by a grand jury of something within their own knowledge or observation, esp the commission of an offence when the indictment has been laid before them
4.  commerce the presenting of a bill of exchange, promissory note, etc

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