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


civil liberty

BrE BrE//ˌsɪvl ˈlɪbəti//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsɪvl ˈlɪbərti//
[countable, usually plural, uncountable]
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the right of people to be free to say or do what they want while respecting others and staying within the law an infringement of our civil liberties
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: civil liberty