noun Usually civil liberties.
the freedom of a citizen to exercise customary rights, as of speech or assembly, without unwarranted or arbitrary interference by the government.
such a right as guaranteed by the laws of a country, as in the U.S. by the Bill of Rights.
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- civil engineer,
- civil engineering,
- civil law,
- civil libertarian,
- civil liberties,
- civil list,
- civil marriage,
- civil partnership,
- civil righter,
- civil rightist
Origin of civil liberty
First recorded in 1635–45
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the right of an individual to certain freedoms of speech and action
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