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Definition of Bill of rights

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first ten amendments to the United States Constitution which state the basic freedoms of all American citizens (freedom of religion, freedom of the press, etc.)
declaration of basic liberties which belong to a group of people
Bill of rights Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
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bill of rights
n : a statement of fundamental rights and privileges (especially the first ten amendments to the us constitution) [syn: bill of rights ]

WordNet 2.0

1. a statement of fundamental rights and privileges (especially the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution)
(hypernym) statement
(part-holonym) United States Constitution, Constitution of the United States
(part-meronym) First Amendment
(classification) law, jurisprudence
(classification) United States, United States of America, America, US, U.S., USA, U.S.A.
Bill of rights Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
National Standards for Civics and Government
First ten amendments to the Constitution. Ratified in 1791, these amendments limit governmental power and protect basic rights and liberties of individuals.
Bill of rights Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
A bill of rights, sometimes called a declaration of rights or a charter of rights, is a list of the most important rights to the citizens of a country. The purpose is to protect those rights against infringement from public officials and private citizens. The term "bill of rights" originates from England, where it refers to the Bill of Rights 1689 enacted by Parliament following the Glorious Revolution, asserting the supremacy of Parliament over the monarch, and listing a number of fundamental rights and liberties.

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Bill of rights Definition from Law Dictionaries & Glossaries
The 'Lectric Law Library
The first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution that deal with matters such as freedom of speech, religion, due process, etc. They were included in the constitution as part of deal made so that the libertarian elements of the founding fathers, lead by Jefferson and others, would vote for ratification of the constitution.

English Law. A statute passed in the reign of William and Mary, so called, because it declared the true rights of British subjects. W.&M. stat.2, c.2.
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The first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution, that part ofany constitution that sets forth the fundamental rights of citizenship. It is adeclaration of rights that are substantially immune from governmentinterference.