Presentment of a bill of exchange, the offering of a bill to the drawee for acceptance, or to the acceptor for payment. See Bill of exchange, under Bill.

Mozley & W.

(Pres`en*tif"ic) a. [L. praesens, -entis, present + facere to make.] Making present. [Obs.]

Pres`en*tif"ic*ly, adv. [Obs.] Dr. H. More.

(Pres`en*tif"ic*al) a. Presentific. [Obs.]

(Pre*sen"ti*ment) n. [Pref. pre- + sentiment: cf. F. pressentiment. See Presentient.] Previous sentiment, conception, or opinion; previous apprehension; especially, an antecedent impression or conviction of something unpleasant, distressing, or calamitous, about to happen; anticipation of evil; foreboding.

(Pre*sen`ti*men"tal) a. Of nature of a presentiment; foreboding. [R.] Coleridge.

(Pre*sen"tion) n. See Presension. [Obs.]

(Pre*sent"ive) a. (Philol.) Bringing a conception or notion directly before the mind; presenting an object to the memory of imagination; — distinguished from symbolic.

How greatly the word "will" is felt to have lost presentive power in the last three centuries.

Pre*sent"ive*ly, adv.Pre*sent"ive*ness, n.

(Pres"ent*ly) adv.

1. At present; at this time; now. [Obs.]

The towns and forts you presently have.
Sir P. Sidney.

2. At once; without delay; forthwith; also, less definitely, soon; shortly; before long; after a little while; by and by. Shak.

And presently the fig tree withered away.
Matt. xxi. 19.

3. With actual presence; actually . [Obs.]

His precious body and blood presently three.
Bp. Gardiner.

(Pre*sent"ment) n.

1. The act of presenting, or the state of being presented; presentation. " Upon the heels of my presentment." Shak.

2. Setting forth to view; delineation; appearance; representation; exhibition.

Power to cheat the eye with blear illusion,
And give it false presentment.

3. (Law) (a) 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. (b) The official notice (formerly required to be given in court) of the surrender of a copyhold estate. Blackstone.

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