Definitions for civil rights
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
rights to personal liberty, esp. as established by the 13th and 14th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution and certain Congressional acts.
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Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
civil rights(noun)ˈsɪv əˌlaɪzd
the legal rights of people in a country
a civil rights campaigner
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.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
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, color, religion, sex, age, disability, or national origin. (from http://www.usccr.gov/ accessed 1/31/2003)
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