Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Ballentine's Law Dictionary

    The charge contained in an indictment.

  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    In Scotch law. A technical term in civil law, signifying the matter of charge or ground of indictment against a person acoused of crime. Taking up dittay is obtaining informations and presentments of crime in order to trial. Skene, de Verb. Sign.; Bell.