bill of rights
n. pl. bills of rights
1. A formal summary of those rights and liberties considered essential to a people or group of people:
a consumer bill of rights.2. Bill of Rights The first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution, added in 1791 to protect certain rights of citizens.3. Bill of Rights A declaration of certain rights of subjects, enacted by the English Parliament in 1689.
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