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Definitions for presentment
prɪˈzɛnt məntpre·sent·ment

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. presentment, notificationnoun

    an accusation of crime made by a grand jury on its own initiative

  2. presentmentnoun

    a document that must be accepted and paid by another person

  3. presentation, presentment, demonstrationnoun

    a show or display; the act of presenting something to sight or view

    "the presentation of new data"; "he gave the customer a demonstration"


  1. presentmentnoun

    A statement made on oath by a jury.

  2. presentmentnoun

    A formal complaint submitted to a bishop or archdeacon.

  3. presentmentnoun

    The act of presenting something for acceptance; now specifically, presenting something (e.g. a bill or cheque) for payment.

  4. presentmentnoun

    An artistic representation; a picture.

  5. presentmentnoun

    Presentation of a performance, as of a play or work of music.

  6. presentmentnoun

    The aspect or form in which something presents itself; appearance.

  7. Etymology: From presentment, presentement, presentement, corresponding to.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Presentmentnoun

    Etymology: from present.

    When comes your book forth?
    Upon the heels of my presentment. William Shakespeare.

    Thus I hurl
    My dazzling spells into the spungy air,
    Of power to cheat the eye with blear illusion,
    And give it false presentments, left the place
    And my quaint habits breed astonishment. John Milton.

    The grand juries were practised effectually with, to present the said pamphlet with all aggravating epithets, and their presentments published for several weeks in all the news-papers. Jonathan Swift, To Pope.


  1. Presentment

    A presentment is the act of presenting to an authority a formal statement of a matter to be dealt with. It can be a formal presentation of a matter such as a complaint, indictment or bill of exchange. In early-medieval England, juries of presentment would hear inquests in order to establish whether someone should be presented for a crime.In the Church of England Churchwardens' Presentments are reports to the Bishop relating to parishioners' misdemeanors and other things amiss in the parish.


  1. presentment

    Presentment is a formal presentation or submission of a document, idea, or piece of information for consideration or action. In law, it often refers to the official submission of a bill or check for review, acceptance, or payment.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Presentmentnoun

    the act of presenting, or the state of being presented; presentation

  2. Presentmentnoun

    setting forth to view; delineation; appearance; representation; exhibition

  3. Presentmentnoun

    the notice taken by a grand jury of any offence from their own knowledge or observation, without any bill of indictment laid before them, as, the presentment of a nuisance, a libel, or the like; also, an inquisition of office and indictment by a grand jury; an official accusation presented to a tribunal by the grand jury in an indictment, or the act of offering an indictment; also, the indictment itself

  4. Presentmentnoun

    the official notice (formerly required to be given in court) of the surrender of a copyhold estate

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of presentment in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of presentment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of presentment in a Sentence

  1. Robert James:

    It’s important for people to know that the prosecutor’s office does not write the presentment, traditionally, it literally is the will of the people.

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