Definitions for civil rights

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word civil rights

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

civ′il rights′*(

  1. rights to personal liberty, esp. as established by the 13th and 14th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution and certain Congressional acts.

    Category: Government

* (often caps.).

Origin of civil rights:



Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. civil rights(noun)ˈsɪv əˌlaɪzd

    the legal rights of people in a country

    a civil rights campaigner


  1. civil rights(Noun)

    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

  1. Civil Rights

    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 accessed 1/31/2003)

Translations for civil rights


Find a translation for the civil rights definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these civil rights definitions with the community:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"civil rights." STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 19 Dec. 2014. < rights>.

Are we missing a good definition for civil rights?

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for civil rights: