Bill of Rights


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bill of rights

n. pl. bills of rights
1. A formal summary of those rights and liberties considered essential to a people or group of people: a consumer bill of rights.
2. Bill of Rights The first ten amendments to the US Constitution, added in 1791 to protect certain rights of citizens.
3. Bill of Rights A declaration of certain rights of subjects, enacted by the English Parliament in 1689.

Bill of Rights

n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an English statute of 1689 guaranteeing the rights and liberty of the individual subject
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the first ten amendments to the US Constitution, added in 1791, which guarantee the liberty of the individual
3. (in Canada) a statement of basic human rights and freedoms enacted by Parliament in 1960
4. (Social Welfare) (usually not capitals) any charter or summary of basic human rights

Bill′ of Rights′


n.
1. a formal statement of the rights of the people of the United States, incorporated in the Constitution as Amendments 1–10, and in all state constitutions.
2. (l.c.) a statement of the fundamental rights of any group of people: a student bill of rights.
3. an English statute of 1689 confirming the rights and liberties of the people.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Bill of Rights - a statement of fundamental rights and privileges (especially the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution)Bill of Rights - a statement of fundamental rights and privileges (especially the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution)
Constitution of the United States, U.S. Constitution, United States Constitution, US Constitution, Constitution - the constitution written at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 and subsequently ratified by the original thirteen states
statement - a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc; "according to his statement he was in London on that day"
First Amendment - an amendment to the Constitution of the United States guaranteeing the right of free expression; includes freedom of assembly and freedom of the press and freedom of religion and freedom of speech
Fifth Amendment - an amendment to the Constitution of the United States that imposes restrictions on the government's prosecution of persons accused of crimes; mandates due process of law and prohibits self-incrimination and double jeopardy; requires just compensation if private property is taken for public use
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
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A fifth is of opinion that a bill of rights of any sort would be superfluous and misplaced, and that the plan would be unexceptionable but for the fatal power of regulating the times and places of election.
The Bill of Rights of that State declares that standing armies are dangerous to liberty, and ought not to be kept up in time of peace.
They made him out to be the Royal arms, the Union-Jack, Magna Charta, John Bull, Habeas Corpus, the Bill of Rights, An Englishman's house is his castle, Church and State, and God save the Queen, all put together.
What the tender poetic youth dreams, and prays, and paints to-day, but shuns the ridicule of saying aloud, shall presently be the resolutions of public bodies; then shall be carried as grievance and bill of rights through conflict and war, and then shall be triumphant law and establishment for a hundred years, until it gives place in turn to new prayers and pictures.
Andrew Little says, Declarations of inconsistency can perform an important function by informing Parliament that the senior courts consider an Act of Parliament to be inconsistent with the fundamental human rights affirmed in the Bill of Rights Act.
Roque distanced the President from a proposal of the Presidential Human Rights Committee (PHRC) secretariat to amend the Bill of Rights so that only 'responsible exercise' of freedom of speech would be protected under a proposed new Constitution.
Four years later, under Jefferson's guidance and Madison's wordcraft, they issued the first Ten Amendments - the Bill of Rights.
So, here are eight interesting facts to read and share on Bill of Rights Day.
The LGBTQ Health Care Bill of Rights includes rights and protections [allowing] anyone seeking health care in New York City, including LGBTQ people, to get the health care they need and deserve.
Berkin ties the Bill of Rights to the Revolution and struggles to define the new government's powers.
McWhirter, a criminal trial lawyer and author on the history of the Bill of Rights, trial advocacy, and immigration law, offers an illustrated history of the Bill of Rights.
The Conservative Party's election manifesto in 2015 vowed to scrap the Human Rights Act (HRA) and replace it with a British Bill of Rights, much to the concern of human rights groups worldwide.