Bill Of Rights

In constitutional law. A formal and public declaration or assertion, in writing, of popular rights and liberties, usually expressed in the form of a statute, or promulgated on occasions of revolution, or the establishment of new forms of government, or new constitutions. The English statute of 1 Wm. & Mary, st. 2, c. 2, is denominated the “Bill of Rights.” 1 Bl. Comm. 128. Several of the United States have incorporated formal bills of rights into their constitutions. See 2 Kent, Comm. 1-11.