bill of rights

noun phrase
variants: or Bill of Rights

Definition of bill of rights

: a document containing a formal statement of rights
  • a patients' bill of rights
; specifically : a summary of fundamental rights and privileges guaranteed to a people against violation by the state used especially of the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution

First Known Use of bill of rights

1701

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Bill of Rights

noun

Definition of Bill of Rights for Students

: the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution

Law Dictionary

bill of rights

often capitalized B&R \ -ˈrīts \

legal Definition of bill of rights

: a summary of fundamental rights and privileges guaranteed to a people against violation by the government; esp, cap B&R : the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution


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