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true bill

noun
1.
a bill of indictment endorsed by a grand jury as being sufficiently supported by evidence to justify a hearing of the case.
Compare no bill.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70
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true bill

noun
1.
(criminal law) (formerly in Britain; now only US) the endorsement made on a bill of indictment by a grand jury certifying it to be supported by sufficient evidence to warrant committing the accused to trial
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