WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
ˈciv•il ˈlib•er•ty, n.  Government[countable] a basic or fundamental right guaranteed to an individual by the laws of a country:He claimed his civil liberties were being infringed. Government[uncountable] the liberty of an individual to act on such a right without interference:the notion of civil liberty in a fundamentalist religious society. civ•il lib•er•tar•i•an,n. [countable]

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civil liberty n
  1. the right of an individual to certain freedoms of speech and action

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