Definition of civil rights
: the nonpolitical rights of a citizen; especially : the rights of personal liberty guaranteed to U.S. citizens by the 13th and 14th amendments to the Constitution and by acts of Congress <was charged with violating the victim's civil rights>
CIVIL RIGHTS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of civil rights for English Language Learners
: the rights that every person should have regardless of his or her sex, race, or religion
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