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BILL OF RIGHTS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Bill of Rights mean? 

BILL OF RIGHTS (noun)
  The noun BILL OF RIGHTS has 1 sense:

1. a statement of fundamental rights and privileges (especially the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution)

  Familiarity information: BILL OF RIGHTS used as a noun is very rare.


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BILL OF RIGHTS (noun)


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Meaning:

A statement of fundamental rights and privileges (especially the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("Bill of Rights" is a kind of...):

statement (a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc)

Meronyms (parts of "Bill of Rights"):

First Amendment (an amendment to the Constitution of the United States guaranteeing the right of free expression; includes freedom of assembly and freedom of the press and freedom of religion and freedom of speech)

Fifth Amendment (an amendment to the Constitution of the United States that imposes restrictions on the government's prosecution of persons accused of crimes; mandates due process of law and prohibits self-incrimination and double jeopardy; requires just compensation if private property is taken for public use)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)

Domain region:

America; the States; U.S.; U.S.A.; United States; United States of America; US; USA (North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776)

Holonyms ("Bill of Rights" is a part of...):

Constitution of the United States; United States Constitution (the constitution written at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 and subsequently ratified by the original thirteen states)


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