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civil liberties

noun [plural] uk   us  
the rights of a person to do, think, and say what they want if this does not harm other people: The introduction of identity cards has been opposed by the campaign for civil liberties.
Translations of “civil liberties”
in Chinese (Traditional) 公民自由…
in Russian гражданские свободы…
in Turkish vatandaşlık hakları…
in Chinese (Simplified) 公民自由…
in Polish swobody obywatelskie…
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