Definition of Civil right

1. Noun. Right or rights belonging to a person by reason of citizenship including especially the fundamental freedoms and privileges guaranteed by the 13th and 14th amendments and subsequent acts of Congress including the right to legal and social and economic equality.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Civil Right

civil enforcement officers
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 (current term)
civil rights
civil rights activist
civil rights leader
civil rights worker
civil servant
civil servants
civil service
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civil society
civil suit
civil suits
civil time
civil trial
civil twilight

Literary usage of Civil right

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1. A Treatise on the Law of Evidence as Administered in England and Ireland by John Pitt Taylor (1887)
"... at least if the object be to enforce n civil right;1 but where the lord of a manor was indicted for not repairing the bank of a river ratione tenure, ..."

2. Cyclopedia of Law and Procedure by William Mack, Howard Pervear Nash (1903)
""An action to enforce a private or civil right or to redress a private wrong; " and Stroud Jud. Dec. 130]. Л'еш York.— Roe v. Boyle, 81 NY 305, 300, ..."

3. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1922)
"... "upon evidence satisfactory to him" to be using the mails In violation oí the Espionage Act. the civil right of using the mall for lawful purposes. ..."

4. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1910)
"Under the principles of modern ecclesiastical jurisdiction church office is not a civil right, but is in the nature of a vested interest to be enjoyed upon ..."

5. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1906)
"When the action or proceeding before the civil court presents a property or civil right, then it may be necessary for that court, in order to determine such ..."

6. The Chief Works of Benedict de Spinoza by Benedictus de Spinoza, Robert Harvey Monro Elwes (1891)
"The bases and rights of dominion being thus displayed, we shall readily be able to define private civil right, wrong, justice, and injustice, ..."

7. The Silent South, Together with the Freedman's Case in Equity and the by George Washington Cable (1895)
"civil right NOT SOCIAL CHOICE. Let us then make our conception of the right and wrong of this matter unmistakable. Social relations, one will say, ..."

8. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1869)
"He said : " I do bold that under the words ' civil rights ' the power to vote ь given, because it is a civil right. The honorable chairman of the Judiciary ..."

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