BILL OF RIGHTS
The first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution that deal with matters such as freedom of speech, religion, due process, etc. They were included in the constitution as part of deal made so that the libertarian elements of the founding fathers, lead by Jefferson and others, would vote for ratification of the constitution.
English Law. A statute passed in the reign of William and Mary, so called, because it declared the true rights of British subjects. W.M,