Their sentence was imprisonment for life, with the additional penalty of civil death on Polignac.
Can you after one minute give a good account of the meaning of civil death?
And so the conjugal bond ceaseth at death, and civil bonds by civil death.
civil death is an expression used, in law, in contradistinction to natural death.
A civil death is where a husband has undergone transportation for life.
In striking with civil death a man whom public opinion carried in triumph, it had struck its own death-blow.
By the code of Alphonse IX., in the twelfth century, procurers were to be condemned to civil death.
The Revocation struck with civil death the entire Protestant population of France.
Where is the unchangeable fate, the civil death, that awaited the inmate of the monastic house?
Judicial condemnation to death or to civil death, even if a royal pardon is granted.