civil rights Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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civil rightsnoun [plural]

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the ​rights that each ​person has in a ​society, whatever ​theirrace, ​sex, or ​religion: Civil ​rightsincludefreedom, ​equality in ​law and in ​employment, and the ​right to ​vote.
(Definition of civil rights from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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civil rightsplural noun

 /ˈsɪv·əl ˈrɑɪts/
politics & government the rights of each ​person in a ​society, ​includingequality under the ​law and in ​employment and the ​right to ​vote: In the 1960s, civil rights were ​extended by ​law to ​include all ​Americans.
(Definition of civil rights from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “civil rights”
in Chinese (Simplified) 公民权…
in Turkish medenî haklar…
in Russian гражданские права…
in Chinese (Traditional) 公民權…
in Polish prawa obywatelskie…
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