Definition of Bill of rights

1. Noun. A statement of fundamental rights and privileges (especially the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution).




Definition of Bill of rights

1. Noun. A formal statement of the rights of a specified group of people ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bill Of Rights

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bill of material
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bill of rights (current term)
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Literary usage of Bill of rights

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1. The American Historical Review by American historical association (1898)
"THE DELAWARE bill of rights OF 1776 ALTHOUGH the Delaware constitution of 1776 expressly mentions a bill of rights, declaring that " no article of the ..."

2. The Works of Tennyson by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson, Hallam Tennyson Tennyson (1908)
"This resolution was afterwards expanded, renamed the Bill of Rights, ... The Bill of Rights therefore opens with a lengthy controversial statement as to the ..."

3. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1908)
"This resolution was afterwards expanded, renamed the Bill of Rights, ... The Bill of Rights therefore opens with a lengthy controversial statement as to the ..."

4. American State Papers Bearing on Sunday Legislation by William Addison Blakely, Willard Allen Colcord (1911)
"NO bill of rights Speaking of the United States Constitution, William E. Gladstone, the noted English statesman, said: " The American Constitution is the ..."

5. Natural Rights: A Criticism of Some Political and Ethical Conceptions by David George Ritchie (1903)
"The " Bill of Rights " of Virginia (June 12th, 1776) may be taken as typical: it has served as the model for many similar declarations, adopted after ..."

6. The History of England from the Accession of James II. by Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay, Samuel Austin Allibone (1875)
"tion of Rights was, therefore, turned into a Bill of Rights; and the Bill of Rights speedily passed the Commons; but in the Lords difficulties arose. ..."

7. The United States of America: A Study in International Organization by James Brown Scott (1920)
"Such a bill of rights was necessary for the protection of the people of the States against the abusive power on the part of the general government making it ..."

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