Definition of TRUE BILL


TRUE BILL

practice. These words are endorsed on a bill of
indictment, when a grand jury, after having heard the witnesses for the
government, are of opinion that there is sufficient cause to put the defendant
on his trial. Formerly, the endorsement was Billa vera, when legal proceedings
were in Latin; it is still the practice to write on the back of the bill
Ignoramus, when the jury do not find it to be a true bill. Vide Grand Jury.





Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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