What does the word presentment mean?

Usage examples for presentment

  1. The Maid of Holland, twenty feet high, led the van, followed by the counterfeit presentment of each of her six sisters. – The Life of John of Barneveld, 1618 by John Lothrop Motley
  2. This is curiously illustrated in his handling of what is, perhaps, the next most successful of the uncaricatured portraits in the Shandy gallery- the presentment of the Rev. – Sterne by H.D. Traill
  3. In the Federal courts almost all criminal accusations, great or small, are, and by the fifth amendment to the Constitution of the United States all charges of infamous crimes must be, prosecuted by presentment or indictment. – The American Judiciary by Simeon E. Baldwin, LLD