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- noun A formal summary of those rights and liberties considered essential to a people or group of people.
- noun The first ten amendments to the US Constitution, added in 1791 to protect certain rights of citizens.
- noun A declaration of certain rights of subjects, enacted by the English Parliament in 1689.
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- noun A formal
statementof the rights of a specified group of people
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- noun a statement of fundamental rights and privileges (especially the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution)
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