civil death

noun

Definition of civil death

  1. :  the status of a living person equivalent in its legal consequences to natural death; specifically :  deprivation of civil rights

First Known Use of civil death

1719


Law Dictionary

civil death

noun

Legal Definition of civil death

  1. :  the status of a living person equivalent in its legal consequences to natural death; specifically :  deprivation of certain civil rights upon conviction for a serious crime


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