Bill of Rights


Bill of Rights
Synonyms and related words:
Declaration of Right, Magna Carta, Magna Charta, Petition of Right, civil liberties, civil rights, constitution, constitutional amendment, constitutional guarantees, constitutional rights, human rights, legal rights, natural rights, right, rights, unalienable rights, unwritten constitution, written constitution

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  • Bill of Rights — / rīts/ often cap B&R: 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 see also the constitution in the back matter Merriam… …   Law dictionary

  • Bill of rights — Bill Bill, n. [OE. bill, bille, fr. LL. billa (or OF. bille), for L. bulla anything rounded, LL., seal, stamp, letter, edict, roll; cf. F. bille a ball, prob. fr. Ger.; cf. MHG. bickel, D. bikkel, dice. Cf. {Bull} papal edict, {Billet} a paper.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bill of Rights — steht im englischsprachigen Raum für ein Gesetz, das grundlegende Bürgerrechte gewährt. Insbesondere: Bill of Rights (England), in England, ein Gesetz vom 23. Oktober 1689, das die Rechte des englischen Parlaments festlegte. Die Virginia… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Bill Of Rights — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Bill of Rights 1689 (Angleterre) Bill of Rights 1787 (États Unis) Constitution des États Unis d Amérique Ce document provient de « Bill of Rights ».… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Bill of rights — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Bill of Rights 1689 (Angleterre) Bill of Rights 1787 (États Unis) Constitution des États Unis d Amérique Ce document provient de « Bill of Rights ».… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Bill of Rights — Bill′ of Rights′ n. 1) gov 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) gov (l.c.) a statement of the fundamental rights of any group… …   From formal English to slang

  • Bill of rights — (engl., spr. raits, »Gesetz der Rechte«), ein Staatsgrundgesetz der engl. Monarchie, das deren parlamentarische Verfassung begründete; durch die B. wurde die nach dem Sturz König Jakobs II. von einer Kommission des Parlaments vereinbarte… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • bill of rights — n. 1. [B of R ] an act of the British Parliament passed in 1689, to confirm certain rights of the people and of Parliament ☆ 2. [B of R ] the first ten amendments to the Constitution of the U.S., which guarantee certain rights to the people, as… …   English World dictionary

  • bill of rights — plural bills of rights n a written statement of the most important rights of the citizens of a country …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Bill of Rights — Bill of Rights, the part of the US ↑constitution (=the basic laws of the country that cannot easily be changed) which is a list of the rights of US citizens, for example freedom of speech (=the right to say what you want to say, including… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bill of rights — noun singular an official statement of the most important rights that the citizens of a country have …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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