civil right

noun

Legal Definition of civil right

: civil liberty especially : any of the civil liberties guaranteed by the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the Constitution and by the Civil Rights Acts usually used in pl. — see also Civil Rights Act of 1964

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