true bill

true bill

noun
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:
1760–70

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true bill
 
n
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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