Definition of civil rights noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


civil rights

BrE BrE//ˌsɪvl ˈraɪts//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsɪvl ˈraɪts//
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the rights that every person in a society has, for example to be treated equally, to be able to vote, work, etc. whatever their sex, race or religion the civil rights leader Martin Luther King civil rights for disabled people Wordfindercivil rights, class, conform, convention, culture, custom, elite, equality, outsider, society
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: civil rights