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Bill of rights. The title of an act of Parliament declaring the rights and liberties of the people and defining the power of the King and its conditions, Passed in 1689. It reads as follows: Whereas the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, assembled at Westminster, lawfully, fully, and freely representing all the estates of the people of this realm, did upon the Thirteenth day of February, in the year of our Lord One Thousand Six Hundred Eighty-eight [O. S.], present unto their Majesties, then called and known by the names and style of William and Mary, Prince and Princess of Orange, being present in their proper Persons, a certain Declaration in writing, made by the said Lords and Commons, in the words following, viz.: Whereas the late King James II., by the assistance of divers evil counsellors, judges, and ministers employed )by him, did endeavour to subvert and extirpate the Protestant religion, and the laws and liberties of this kingdom: 1. By assuming and exe