Definition of Civil rights

1. Noun. (American English) Those rights which are expressly enumerated in the U.S. Constitution and are considered to be unquestionable, deserved by all people under all circumstances, especially without regard to race, creed, color, gender and disabilities. ¹



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Medical Definition of Civil rights

1. Legal guarantee protecting the individual from attack on personal liberties, right to fair trial, right to vote, and freedom from discrimination on the basis of race, religion, national origin, age, or gender. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Civil Rights

civil engineer
civil engineering
civil engineers
civil law
civil laws
civil leader
civil liberties
civil liberty
civil marriage
civil order
civil partnerships
civil power
civil procedure
civil right
civil rights (current term)
civil rights activist
civil rights leader
civil rights worker
civil servant
civil servants
civil service
civil services
civil society
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civil suits
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civil trial
civil twilight

Literary usage of Civil rights

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1. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Ernest Alfred Benians, Stanley Mordaunt Leathes (1907)
"... that all rights were civil, but certain civil rights were " natural." civil rights were principally three, rights of personal security, personal liberty ..."

2. War Powers Under the Constitution of the United States by William Whiting (1864)
"WHETHER BELLIGERENTS SHALL BE ALLOWED civil rights UNDER THE CONSTITUTION DEPENDS UPON THE POLICY OF GOVERNMENT. None of these rights, guaranteed to ..."

3. Documentary History of Reconstruction: Political, Military, Social by Walter Lynwood Fleming (1907)
"The decisions of this court above referred to leave no constitutional ground for the act to stand on. civil rights Act Unconstitutional 109 V. 8. ..."

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