civil liberties


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Related to civil liberties: Bill of Rights, American Civil Liberties Union

civil liberties

pl.n.
Fundamental individual rights, such as freedom of speech and religion, especially as protected from excessive governmental intrusion by constitutional guarantees.

civil libertarian n.
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civil liberties

npllibertà fpl civili
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