First Amendment

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Proper noun[edit]


First Amendment

  1. The amendment to the constitution of the United States pertaining to freedom of speech, freedom of religion and freedom of the press.
    Some Republicans believe unlimited monetary contributions to a political party should be protected under the First Amendment.



First Amendment

  1. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) (chiefly US) Of or relating to the US Bill of Rights.
  2. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) (chiefly US, law) Of or relating to free speech in general.
    The claimant believed his First Amendment rights had been violated, but the judge was unsure of whether it was a First Amendment issue.
    Our First Amendment class discussed the McCain-Feingold Act today, and I'm convinced people who claim money should be granted First Amendment protection are just defending the corrupt status quo of decades past.