civil right

noun

: 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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“Civil right.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/civil%20right. Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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