Stating-part of a bill

STATING-PART OF A BILL, chancery practice. That part of a bill which contains a narrative of the facts and circumstances of the plaintiff's case, and the wrong or grievance of which he complains, and the names of the persons by whom done, and against whom he seeks redress, is called the stating part of the bill. Bart. Suit in Eq. 27; Coop. Eq. Pl. 9; Story, Eq. Pl. Sec. 27.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.