Cross"bill` (-b?l`). Law

A bill brought by a defendant, in an equity or chancery suit, against the plaintiff, respecting the matter in question in that suit.


⇒ In criminal practice, cross bills of indictment for assault, in which the prosecutor in once case is the defendant in another, may be tried together.


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Cross"bill`, n. Zool.

A bird of the genus Loxia, allied to the finches. Their mandibles are strongly curved and cross each other; the crossbeak.


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