the Bill of Rights

Definition of the Bill of Rights

: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

bill play
  1. : the jaws of a bird together with their horny covering

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

  3. : the point of an anchor fluke — see anchor illustration

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

  2. : 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

  2. : billhook

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

  2. : a written document or note

  3. : a formal petition

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

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

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

right play rights
  1. : righteous, upright

  2. : being in accordance with what is just, good, or proper

  3. : conforming to facts or truth : correct

  1. : qualities (such as adherence to duty or obedience to lawful authority) that together constitute the ideal of moral propriety or merit moral approval

  2. : something to which one has a just claim: such as

  3. : the power or privilege to which one is justly entitled

  1. : according to right

  2. : in the exact location, position, or moment : precisely

  3. : in a suitable, proper, or desired manner

  1. : to do justice to : redress the injuries of

  2. : justify, vindicate

  3. : avenge


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