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1. The revocation of civil rights by a government, especially as a consequence of a felony conviction or treasonous act.
2. The loss of civil rights as a consequence of banishment, abjuring the realm, or entry into a religious order.
(Law) law (formerly) the loss of all civil rights because of a serious conviction. See also attainder
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|Noun||1.||civil death - the legal status of a person who is alive but who has been deprived of the rights and privileges of a citizen or a member of society; the legal status of one sentenced to life imprisonment|
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
legal status - a status defined by law
|2.||civil death - cancellation of civil rights|
cancellation - the act of cancelling; calling off some arrangement