bill of particulars

bill of particulars
bill′ of partic′ulars
law an itemized statement of claims or charges in a case, or the counterclaims of a defendant
Etymology: 1855–60

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • bill of particulars — see bill 3a, b Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. bill of particulars …   Law dictionary

  • Bill of particulars — Bill Bill, n. [OE. bill, bille, fr. LL. billa (or OF. bille), for L. bulla anything rounded, LL., seal, stamp, letter, edict, roll; cf. F. bille a ball, prob. fr. Ger.; cf. MHG. bickel, D. bikkel, dice. Cf. {Bull} papal edict, {Billet} a paper.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bill of particulars — n. Law 1. an itemized statement of claims or counterclaims provided to the opposing party of a lawsuit 2. an itemized statement of the facts alleged in a criminal complaint, provided by the prosecution to the accused …   English World dictionary

  • Bill of particulars — Particular Par*tic u*lar, n. 1. A separate or distinct member of a class, or part of a whole; an individual fact, point, circumstance, detail, or item, which may be considered separately; as, the particulars of a story. [1913 Webster] Particulars …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bill of Particulars — In law, a Bill of Particulars is a list of written statements made by a party to a court proceeding, upon demand of another party, that sets forth details of a claim or defense.A bill of particulars may be used in either criminal defense or in… …   Wikipedia

  • bill of Particulars — noun the particular events to be dealt with in a criminal trial; advises the defendant and the court of the facts the defendant will be required to meet • Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence • Hypernyms: ↑allegation, ↑allegement • Part Holonyms:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bill of particulars — noun a) A written statement or specification of the particulars of the demand for which an action at law is brought, or of a defendants set off against such demand, furnished by one of the parties to the other, either voluntarily or in compliance …   Wiktionary

  • bill of particulars — Synonyms and related words: accusal, accusation, accusing, allegation, allegement, arraignment, blame, bringing of charges, bringing to book, charge, complaint, count, delation, denouncement, denunciation, impeachment, implication, imputation,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bill of particulars — Date: 1831 a detailed listing of charges or claims brought in a legal action or of a defendant s response or counterclaim …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bill of particulars — Law. 1. a formal statement prepared by a plaintiff or a defendant itemizing a claim or counterclaim in a suit. 2. an itemized statement prepared by the prosecution and informing the accused of the charges in a criminal case. [1855 60] * * * …   Universalium

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