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]


    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

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



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