Bill of Rights

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Bill of Rights a statement of fundamental rights and privileges (especially the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: India has a Bill of Rights for cows
    • Bill of rights a list of rights; a paper containing a declaration of rights, or the declaration itself. See under Bill.
    • 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.
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Quotations

  • Bill Maher
    Bill Maher
    “We have a Bill of rights. What we need is a Bill of responsibilities.”

Usage

In literature:

He denounced the Kansas bill as a cheat, a swindle, and a surrender of our dearest rights.
"Robert Toombs" by Pleasant A. Stovall
We've accepted a Bill which deprives us of the most elementary rights of freemen.
"The Red Hand of Ulster" by George A. Birmingham
I threw my roll of bills on the table right under his nose.
"The Spoilers of the Valley" by Robert Watson
The thought occurred with the entrance of Sandy Joyce, who took the empty place at the table on Bill's right.
"The Twins of Suffering Creek" by Ridgwell Cullum
When one looks through the Bill of Rights carefully, one finds but slight mention there of individual rights.
"The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of Citizens" by Georg Jellinek
The resolutions might be described as an epitomized recital of wrongs and a Bill of Rights.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
Illinois has printed for several years a Roll of Honor of the legislators who have voted right on our bills.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume V"
Bill Hart and Shorty Smith come up to Kerosene right together, and both of 'em asked her polite if she'd dance.
"Santa Fé's Partner" by Thomas A. Janvier
I's born right here in Harrison County, on Bill Sloan's place, nine miles northwest of Marshall.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Bill of Rights, 397, 413.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
One of them was seated right alongside of Lester, and he and Bill could not help hearing her conversation.
"The Rushton Boys at Rally Hall" by Spencer Davenport
This being the case, the bill of rights is more properly a bill of wrongs, and of insult.
"The Writings Of Thomas Paine, Complete" by Thomas Paine
They made a revolution in the name of Magna Charta and the Bill of Rights.
"The History of Freedom" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
XXXV of her Bill of Rights.
"Concerning Justice" by Lucilius A. Emery
He knew that Bill knew him and would not resent perfect candor, when properly mixed with the right brand of sympathy.
"A Canadian Bankclerk" by J. P. Buschlen
Riel published a "Bill of Rights," and seized Fort Garry.
"The Makers of Canada: Index and Dictionary of Canadian History" by Various
If I remember right, Ellis had twenty-five cuts of jacks for the stock bill.
"Jap Herron" by Emily Grant Hutchings
The above two paragraphs comprise the Introduction and the Bill of Rights, and are the foundation of the Declaration.
"Junius Unmasked" by Joel Moody
Study the Bill of Rights and its effect; also the reign of Queen Anne, the writers and the politics of the day.
"The Complete Club Book for Women" by Caroline French Benton
The right bill of fare would change potential Socialists into sensible citizens.
"H. R." by Edwin Lefevre
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In poetry:

They framed the Bill of Civil Rights,
By which his living was secured
Against those vile malevolent whites
Whose souls to treason were inured.
"The Triumph Of Liberty" by James Madison Bell
Against the Slave-trade he had voted,
'Rights of Man' resounding still;
Now, basely turning, brazen-throated,
Yelled against the Ten Hours' Bill.
"Leawood Hall" by Ernest Jones
Against the Slave-trade he had voted,
"Rights of Man" resounding still;
Now, basely turning, brazen-throated,
Yelled against the Ten Hours' Bill.
"Plough And Loom" by Ernest Jones
I saw our man was getting dazed, and sort of hypnotized,
And they oughter pulled the agent up right there, as I advised.
"See here -" Bill started, husky; but the agent came again,
And talked right on for four hours good - from six o'clock to ten.
"The Silent Member" by C J Dennis

In news:

A large crowd protested inside and outside the state Capitol against two controversial right-to-work bills that the Michigan House of Representatives passed.
A House bill to bar use of "foreign laws that would impair constitutional rights" was on Tuesday's - 6:31 pm.
Bill Berkowitz is a longtime observer of the conservative movement who documents the strategies, players, institutions, victories and defeats of the American Right.
Through activities and discussions, participants explore two free downloadable lessons by the Bill of Rights Institute that help students understand the development and significance of the contract theory of government.
Gennie Westbrook, Bill of Rights Institute, Arlington, VA. Stay Connected with NCSS.
I want to conserve the Bill of Rights, conserve freedom of religion and separation of church and state.
It is somewhat ironic that the Bill of Rights Act 1990, one of the statutes which comprises New Zealand's constitution , permits Deborah the freedom of expression to make such dismissive statements.
Chief of staff Bill Daley (far right) meets with President Obama in the Oval Office in February.
In face of mounting criticism , Bills coach Gailey confident team headed in right direction.
Passage of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) should be among the top priorities of the lame-duck congressional session, say women's rights advocates who held a "National Day of Action" in support of the bill yesterday.
The campaign includes a proposal for faster Internet speeds across the country and a " crowd -sourcing" initiative aimed at mobilizing gamers to participate online in drafting a digital bill of rights.
Chris Bliss, who has worked tirelessly for a decade to make this a reality, will be on hand, as the first ever state monument to the Bill of Rights is dedicated .
In this Dec 22, 2010, file photo, Missouri's Michael Dixon, right, is fouled by Illinois' Bill Cole on his way to the basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in St Louis.
Scott McIntyre/Staff Mayor Bill Barnett, right, chats with Anne Lewallen before the start of a forum where candidates for the Naples City Council speak their platforms and answer questions.
Since the foundation of the American Republic and the adoption of the Bill of Rights, I do not think there has ever been a time more threatening to our religious liberty than the present.
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In science:

We denote by D([0, T ], M1) (resp. D([0, T ], Sγ )) the space of functions from [0, T ] to M1 (resp. to Sγ ) that are right continuous with left limits, endowed with the Skorohod topology, see [Bill].
Quenched large deviations for Glauber evolution with Kac interaction and Random Field
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