civil liberty

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noun Usually civil liberties.
  1. the freedom of a citizen to exercise customary rights, as of speech or assembly, without unwarranted or arbitrary interference by the government.
  2. such a right as guaranteed by the laws of a country, as in the U.S. by the Bill of Rights.

Origin of civil liberty

First recorded in 1635–45
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Related Words for civil liberty

freedom, rights

British Dictionary definitions for civil liberty

civil liberty

noun
  1. the right of an individual to certain freedoms of speech and action
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