Constitution and Declaration of Independence Words

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There are 11 names in this directory beginning with the letter B.
Bail
money given to allow the temporary release of a person from jail and to guarantee the person will return at a certain date. If the person fails to return, the money is given up.

Bands
things that bind or unite

Beneficent
causing good to be done

Bill
1) a proposed law presented for discussion and approval; 2) a list of items. The Bill of Rights lists 10 basic rights.

Bill of Attainder
a law passed against a person, pronouncing him guilty, without trial, of an alleged crime (especially treason) and punishing him by death and depriving him of his civil rights and his property

Bill of credit
paper money

Blessings
benefits

Bounties
rewards offered to people by the government for performing certain acts. During the Civil War, a cash bounty was offered to men for enlisting in the army.

Breach
violation

Brethren
people closely united or associated

Britain
“Britain” and “Great Britain” mean the island where England, Scotland and Wales are located, and since 1707 also refers to the political union of England, Scotland and Wales


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