the Bill of Rights

Definition of the Bill of Rights

  1. :  the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution Certain freedoms are guaranteed to all Americans by the Bill of Rights.

Word by Word Definitions

billplay Bill
  1. :  the jaws of a bird together with their horny covering

    :  a mouthpart (such as the beak of a turtle) that resembles a bird's bill

    :  the point of an anchor fluke — see anchor illustration

  1. :  to touch and rub bill to bill (see 1bill 1)

    :  to caress affectionately

  1. :  a weapon in use up to the 18th century that consists of a long staff ending in a hook-shaped blade

    :  billhook

  1. :  an itemized list or a statement of particulars (such as a list of materials or of members of a ship's crew)

    :  a written document or note

    :  a formal petition

  1. :  to enter in an accounting system :  prepare a bill of (charges)

    :  to submit a bill (see 4bill 4a) of charges to

    :  to enter (something, such as freight) in a waybill


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