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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References in classic literature ?
A third does not object to the government over individuals, or to the extent proposed, but to the want of a bill of rights. A fourth concurs in the absolute necessity of a bill of rights, but contends that it ought to be declaratory, not of the personal rights of individuals, but of the rights reserved to the States in their political capacity.
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.
(49) Madison then discussed the case for and against a bill of rights, see id.
Draft proposals of a new British Bill of Rights have suffered repeated delays in recent weeks.
Number 6 is, "The Bill of Rights was not, originally, 10 amendments." James Madison boiled down more than 200 proposed amendments from state and political leaders to 17 amendments that the House of Representatives approved but the Senate reduced to the 10 amendments added to the Constitution in 1791.
Amendment 9 - Protection of rights not explicitly stated in the Bill of Rights
In a footnote to the bill of rights portion of the report -- many of the report's sections are hundreds of pages, and its executive summary alone weighs in at 76 pages -- Olson cites a previous analysis from her office arguing that the IRS' political targeting violated eight out of 10 items in her bill of rights.
I would be interested to hear Schuller's thoughts on the code's "bill of rights" and if maybe he meant a new or updated one.
Miami-based lawyer James Walker, who specialises in representing cruise passengers, said the bill of rights was "nothing more than a promise to treat passengers right".