Bill of rights

Definition of Bill of rights

a summary of rights and privileges claimed by a people. Such was the declaration presented by the Lords and Commons of England to the Prince and Princess of Orange in 1688, and enacted in Parliament after they became king and queen. In America, a bill or declaration of rights is prefixed to most of the constitutions of the several States.
a list of rights; a paper containing a declaration of rights, or the declaration itself. See under Bill.
- Chaucer.

See also: Bill Right

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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