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civil right

noun

Legal Definition of civil right

  1. :  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 plural — see also Civil Rights Act of 1964


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