Definition of civil liberty
: freedom from arbitrary governmental interference (as with the right of free speech) specifically by denial of governmental power and in the U.S. especially as guaranteed by the Bill of Rights —usually used in plural
civil libertariannoun or adjective
Examples of civil liberty in a Sentence
Freedom of speech is a civil liberty.
First Known Use of civil liberty
CIVIL LIBERTY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of civil liberty for English Language Learners
: the right of people to do or say things that are not illegal without being stopped or interrupted by the government
Legal Definition of civil liberty
: freedom from arbitrary interference in one's pursuits (as in expressing thoughts, practicing a religion, or pursuing a living) by individuals or especially by the government and especially as constitutionally guaranteed —usually used in plural — see also civil right
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