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civ'il lib'erty



Usually,civil liberties.
1. the freedom of a citizen to exercise customary rights, as of speech or assembly, without unwarranted or arbitrary interference by the government.
2. such a right as guaranteed by the laws of a country, as in the U.S. by the Bill of Rights.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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