civil right legal definition
- Any governmentally recognized or constitutionally or
legally protected economic, personal, or political liberty or right of an
- In the
United States, any of the liberties and rights guaranteed by the Bill of
Rights, the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, Fifteenth, and Nineteenth Amendments to the
United States Constitution, and legislation designed to protect or encourage
the exercise of those rights.
Freedom from discrimination, especially that based on race. See also civil liberty, liberty, and right.