civil rights

noun plural

Definition of civil rights

  1. :  the nonpolitical rights of a citizen; especially :  the rights of personal liberty guaranteed to United States citizens by the 13th and 14th amendments to the Constitution and by acts of Congress

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First Known Use of civil rights

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CIVIL RIGHTS Defined for English Language Learners

civil rights

noun plural

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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