What is Bill Of Discovery?

Legal Definition
A bill in equity filed to obtain a discovery of facts resting in the knowledge of the defendant, or of deeds or writings, or other things in his custody or power. Story, Eq. PI. (5th Ed.) § 311; Wright v. Superior Court, 139 Cal. 469, 73 Pac. 145; Everson v. Assur. Co. (C. C.) 68 Fed. 258; State v. Savings Co, 28 Or. 410, 43 Pac. 162
-- Black's Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
In equity pleading. A bill for the discovery of facts resting in the knowledge of the defendant, or of deeds or writings, or other things in his custody or power; but seeking no relief in consequence of the discovery, though it may pray for a stay of proceedings at law till the discovery is made. Story, Eq. PL §§ 311, 312, and notes; Mitf. Eq. PI. 53.
-- Black's Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
A bill in equity seeking the disclosure of papers or facts within the defendant’s possession or knowledge. See 139 Cal. 469, 73 Pac. 145.
-- Ballentine's Law Dictionary