First Amendment

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First′ Amend′ment

an amendment to the U.S. Constitution, prohibiting Congress from interfering with freedom of religion, speech, assembly, or petition.
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Noun1.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
Bill of Rights - a statement of fundamental rights and privileges (especially the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution)
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"
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The First Amendment to the United States Constitution establishes the right of free speech.
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