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English definition of “civil rights”

civil rights

plural noun /ˈsɪv·əl ˈrɑɪts/
politics & government the rights of each person in a society, including equality under the law and in employment and the right to vote: In the 1960s, civil rights were extended by law to include all Americans.
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